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January 1997 


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Januarv 24, 199 

Congressman Fattah remembers Dr. King 

Fattah shart-s Kingv lenac\ with tht- I ni\t'n>itv community. 


Axttsltinr Vcu \ I iliior $ 

i. .1^ In celebiation of Martin Luther 
I King, Jr. Day, the UnivefSity spon- 

sored a number of events commemo- 
rating the civil rights leader's teach- 
ings and kgacy, including a lecture by 
Cungrcssnian (haka Fattah of Philu 

Jan. 16 Fattah gave the third an- 
nua! Martin I iithcr King. Jr I>ecturc 
in the Chapel Ihc Canaan Baptist 
Church Youth and Young Adult Choii 
performed preceding hattah's speech 
The Congres.sman. who attended the 
Community College of Philadelphia 
and is a graduate of the IJniversilv ot 
Pennsylvania s Wharton School, is 
serving his second term in the U.S. 

House of Representatives and previ- 
ously spent 12 years in llie Pennsyl- 
winia House and Senate 

Fattah 'S lecture highlighted certain 
points of Kfng's lift and message, 
which were not ahout selfishness but 
.ibout service He stresseti that kings 
■ iwn experiences with discrimination 
pioyoked hini to choose lo provide 
leadership for the civil rights move- 

ment. King shared his extraordinary 
gifts with people throughout the world 
to stand up against all sorts of injus- 
tices and struggles. 

"We don't focus [enough] on the 
substance of King's message but the 
poetic conclusion of his most famous 
speech," said Fattah. He pointed out 
many lessons that one can learn from 
the example of the civil rights leader. 
"It is not where a person stands in a 
time of convenience that is important. 
I le must reach outside of his comfort 
zone to make a difference." 

Fattah discussed how King spent 
his last birthday with his advisers 
working to coordinate events for so- 
cial causes. He encouraged the audi- 
ence to serve the community and each 
other on this holiday. 

Fattah criticized the apathy and 
passivity of most people today and 
said that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
should inspire everyone to remember 
that "one person can make a tremen- 
dous difference in the world. For a 
person of such honor, we should do 
no less. Even his vengeful death could 
not steal from this great life." 

According to Alison DeLuca, a stu- 
dent who attended the lecture, Fattah 
has a "connect Kui Aith Martin Luther 
King that allows hini to share a per- 
spective on the leader's V\fe that you 
can'f gel out o/ ,i book or movie." 

Students and faculty shared their 
feelings on King s life and legacy dur- 
ing ,1 prayer vigil on Jan. 15 in the 
chapel. The vigil included prayers led 

by Dr. Helen Lafferty, the University's 
vice-president, a multimedia presen- 
tation showing pictures from King's 
life and excerpts from his famous "I 
Have A Dream" speech, singing from 
the Villanova Gospel Ensemble and a 
homily by the Rev. John Payne, 

Payne is a 1983 graduate of the 
University currently serving in the 
Washington DC. area. He reflected 
on his unique experiences as a "son 
of Villanova, an Augustinian and a 
black man." Payne said that King's 
dream is still blocked by fear, yet 
urged listeners to "begin not by look- 
ing outside of ourselves, but at our 
own minds and hearts" to make the 
dream real. 

The Freedom School presentations 
were held on Martin Luther King Day, 
Jan. 20. Twenty hour- long seminars 
were given by various faculty mem- 
bers on issues related to race relations 
and King's message. Topics included 
"African Americans and Civil Rights: 
A Reappraisal," "The Representation 
of Blacks in Film" and "Why is Race 
Irrelevant and Relevant?" 

Various University departments 
collaborated on organizing the festivi- 

See page 16 for an in-depth fea- 
ture on Freedom School. 

Latin American 
Studies minor 


Staff Reporter 

This past December, a Latin 
American Studies minor was proposed 
and accepted by the University for 
students interested in this area of 

The Latin American Studies con- 
centration was established at the Uni- 
versity in 1988 and is open to all un- 
dergraduates of the University's five 
schools. According to Dr. Estrella B. 
Ogden, director of Latin American 
Studies, the concentration enabled stu- 
dents to attend graduate school for 
Latin American Studies, but the course 
load was too much for students in 
other majors. "Students couldn't fit 
in all the courses required for the con- 
centration, so this minor was badly 
needed in order to liehtrn the burden 
for students interest! I i in 1 .itin Ameri- 
can Studies," said Ogden. 

The concentration required stu- 
dents to take two courses in the Span- 
ish language beyond the intermediate 
level and an additional six courses. 
The new minor requires that students 
only need to complete two courses at 
or above the intermediate level with 
an additional five courses. "Students 
now have to take more courses with 
the core curriculum, so this minor puts 
some f.f thrsr . rrdits to good use and 
op< ns ttu |)r>eMMi 1(1 more students 
said ' H'd< n ( iniv about five or six nl>- 1 . • !• iM mI'i itr \i, ith ! I .itir- 

American Studies concentration, ac- 
cording to Ogden. 

To complement the new minor, a 
summer program in Latin American 
Studies is being offered by the Uni- 
versity for the upcoming summer. The 
program will be held at the 
Universidad Cat61ica de Valparaiso in 
Valparaiso, Chile, and will run from 
June 1 to July 13. Courses taken dur- 
ing the summer program can be cred- 
ited towards the new Latin American 
Studies minor. "Students can earn 
credit towards the minor and get a feel 
for the lifestyle .it the suiu tunc," said 
Ogden. Dr. Salva P.tiin.uik helps to 
coordinate the sunmn i ( 

In order to pronn ii the new mi- 
nor, the Latin Ameiu in studies Pro- 
gram will have two o po s< ni.itivesfor 
Career Week on Jan. 28. The repre- 
sentatives will discuss the benefits and 
career opportunities that involve a 
Latin American Studies minor, ac- 
cording to Ogden The Latin Ameri- 
can Studies Program is also sponsor- 
ing a Latin American and Andean 
music concert known as Paramo. The 
concert will be held on Feb. 7 at 6:30 
p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel. 

According to Ogden, the new mi- 
nor is run by a comnniti t of people 
from many different I iscipiines, offer- 
ing much diversity. "These disciplines 
are very important, so the program is 
taking a strong step with the minor," 
said Ogden. 

VU junior killed in 
automobile accident 

1 w 1 ( SY OF RfTA SiaUANO 

Salvatore Siciliano tragirHlly lost his life on Dec. 28. 

Editor m Chief 

A 21- year-old University student 
was killed in an automobile accident 
over Christmas break near his home 
in Belmont Hills. Salvatore Siciliano 
lost control of his car and struck a tree 
"I ^"odbine Avenue between Bryn 
M.uM and Montgomery Avenues on 
Dee 28. 

Siciliano, a general arts major and 
a commuter at the University, was ac- 
tively involved in his community As 
a 1993 graduate from Harriton High 
School in Rosemont, he was captain 
of the wrestling team and was also 
named the team's most valuable 

For the last seven summers, 
Siciliano worked at the Belmont Hills 
Swimming Club and was officially 

commended by Lower Merion 
Township for saving two children. 

Siciliano was an eminent mem- 
ber of the coaching staff at Welsh 
Valley Middle School in Bala 
Cynwyd, coaching the school's 
wrestling, soccer and girls' softball 
teams for the past two years. He 
hof>ed to eventually teach middle 

"He loved being with kids and 
working with young adults," said 
Antonia D'Emilio. Siciliano's old- 
est cousin. "He had a very full life " 

Siciliano belonged to the Main 
Line Boxing Club in Narberth, 
where he received a black belt. "He 
was a black belt both inside and out 
of the ring," said Joseph C. Spivak, 
Siciliano's kickboxing and boxing 
instructor. "He was a great, strong 
boxer and would have been in the 
Olympics." Spivak referred to 
Siciliano as "a tough kid with a quiet 

On campus, Siciliano was in- 
volved with intramural soccer. 

Siciliano is survived by his par- 
ents, Rita, a secretary in the math 
department at the University, and 
Angelo Siciliano; his two brothers. 
Franco Pio, a freshman at the Uni- 
versity and Joseph; and many other 

A memorial Mass will be cel- 
ebrated at St. Thomas of Villanova 
Church at 5 p.m. on Jan. 27. The 
entire Villanova community is in- 
vited to attend 



Editorials 4 

FYI 15 

Features 16 

Entertainment ....19 
Sports 27 


Marc Anm'hm i<» )j;ave 
up his men s haskothall 
beat tu taki- a shot at a 
porn writing in this 
week's "On the Marc." 
Also, Ann Gava^han 
talks potty, and against 
our better judgement, 
PAL get's their column 


ead about what Jim 
)rhin\ does when the 
ights go out in an 

leetrifving article about 
ial(»gen lamps. Did you 
oiow that there is now a 
gynecologist on campus? 
Neither did we. He\, at 
east we covered the lamps. 


n their best ofl 996 
iTview, the entertainment 
L'ditors share their 
I'xpertise. We think that 
we should t(K). Best editor: 
me. Most underrated job: 
mine. Worst hair: l)(m 
Meier. Best couple: Pete 
und Sheldon. 


Upset about the 
basketball team's recent 
play? .loin the club. 
Well, at least the 
women s team is 
winning, lo i heer up 
read Kvan Schalk s 
artic le idxMil the Sixers. 
By the way, does 
anyone else miss 

■ i M ' ■ ' M I ■ > * > > e 


January 24, 1997 

Mendel annex to be finished in 1998 


Staff Reporter 

A new addition to Mendel Hall is 
currently being annexed with the 
ground-breaking set for Feb. 11 and 
the opening in the fall of 1998. 
Thirtine million dollars will be sjjent 
on the new annex and another 1 1 mil- 
lion to retrofit the old building. 

The bills will be paid through tax 
exempt bonds from the 1995 bond is- 
sue. Mendel Hall will no longer be 
shaped like the periodic table, but it 
will have new, up-to-date technology. 

The current science building, origi- 
nally built in 1962, was in need of 
many revisions, according to the Fa- 
cilities Management team. The plans 
to update it started a couple of years 
ago when Facilities Management and 
the chairs of the various science de- 
partments at the University met to look 
at the curriculum and to determine the 
need for the new addition. 

"In the beginning there was not as 
much research. Computers were not 
around then either. As the transition 
to these areas took place, Mendel 
needed many mechanical changes, air 
changes, and there was also the defi- 
ciency in spaces and labs," said John 
Gallen of Facilities Management. 

The new addition will also be four 
stories high. It will house teaching 
labs as well as eight computer labs to 
replace the computers currently in the 
basement of Mendel. The old build- 
ing will then be converted from teach- 
ing labs into research labs. 

"It will take a year and a half to 
build the new addition, and four to five 
years afterward to retrofit the rest of 
Mendel because it can t inlcrtere with 
classes. Most of the work must be 
done over the summer," said (jallen. 

Although the construction may 
cause some minor inconveniences, 
Sheldon Pdll.iek, the student represen- 
laWve on l\ie taeilities Manapemcnl 
/ feels llie changes will he worth 
It 'They have tried to make the con- 
struction as least intrusive to the stu- 
dents. They have fenced it oil and 
tried not to be a bother to the business 
of the University. There are alwavs 
disturbances, but the dynamic new lab 
outweighs the inconveniences we have 

to put up with." 

One of the new conveniences will 
be a larger elevator that will go all the 
way to the fourth level of the building 
for the astronomy students, replacing 
the old elevator. "It's complicated be- 
cause we've had to move the cooling 
tower off the roof and the 
will temporarily be moved by the train 
station," added Gallen. 

"We're here to serve the Univer- 


sity. We convert their ideas into the 
physical," said Gallen. "The hardest 
part is defining what to do." 

Daily from 7 a.m. until 3 p in 
Monday to Friday, preparation aiitl 
construction for the new .s(),(KM).sq tl 
addilioii will he underway. Some 
walkways have heen rerouted and 
paltis temporarilv shut, hut the end 
result will lie an inipnAed huilding. 

"I do not have a piohkin with the 

construction because it is to beautify 
and expand Mendel." said Danielle 
Infante, a comprehensive 
science major. Atlded Pete Acton, the 
|)iesi(lenl of S( iA, "It's a short term 
p.iiii toi .1 loiig-teim gam 1 sui 
prised at the timing, hut any time you 
build on a campus its an inconve- 

1 he proposed blueprint for the Mendel Hall annex, courtesy of Facilities Management. 

SGA sponsors airport 
shuttle service for breaks 

Bv KKBhX t A R(K to 

Staff Reporter 

Shuttle services sponsored by the 

Student Government Association 
(SGA) are available to those Univer- 
sity students who have to get to the 
airport tor break The project was or- 
ganized by sophomore S(iA members 
Liz Dolan and Jennifer Walter. 

The school charges the students but 
does not make a profit In fact, the 
school loses money for this service. 
Pete Acton, president of SGA, added 
that the monev for this service comes 
from extra money given to Public 
Safely, and the SGA pays for the ad- 

The whole [)rocess begins with 
general registration and advertise- 
ments in the Villanovun Students then 
hand in their registration forms with <i 
fee of five dollars for each way They 
then receive a confirmation ticket tell- 
mu them the time of their particular 

shuttle. Dolan added that ".sometimes 
the shuttle leaves as early as four 
o'clock in the morning." The shuttle 
is based totally on demand. If there 
are not enough people scheduled on a 
certain day, the whole day is canceled. 

Walter and Dolan initially came up 
with the idea f r(»m their own personal 
experiences. They had to present the 
ulea to Public Safety stating that many 
people would take advantage of this 
service. Walter and Dolan added that 
they had no idea how to get this project 
off the ground but they have not had 
any serious problems with running it 
so tar. 

One problem is people trying to get 
on the shuttle after the deadline. Acton 
added that another problem is that the 
times of the flights can change. Be- 
cause of the budget, shuttles can only 
run about every two hours. Therefore 
someonemight be at the airport a while 
before a flight actually leaves. 

The only real mishap, according to 

Walter and Dolan, was a certain inci- 
dent in which someone did not know 
her arrival time and never called them 
back to tell them. After trying to get 
in touch with her numerous times, they 
finally put her form aside. Walter and 
Dolan ended up driving this person to 
the airport themselves 

Drivers for the shuttles are from 
Krapfs and are hired by Public Safety 
The shuttles are usually charter buses. 
Walter stated that "a huge percentage 
of freshman girls" made up most of 
the people on the most recent shuttle 
due to sorority rush 

According to Acton, the shuttle 
service is a "good service that every- 
one is happy with." SGA is hoping to 
expand services such as trips to the 
mall, particularly around the holidays. 
Acton .stressed that the SGA wants to 
"provide as many services as thev 
can," and he hopes that more students 
will begin to use the shuttle 









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January 24, 1997 


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January 24, 1997 


201 Dougherty Hall, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. 19085 

Cara Beckerich and Melissa Soduiski 
Editors in thief 

Claire Rehwinkel 
Associale Lditur 

Gina Kullo 
Mana^iii^ Kditor 

Jim Donio 
Executive Kditor 

Raisin f^ the level of discussion on campus. 

Commuters need to 
get more involved 

Is there a life on campus tor the commuter student? Does 
the University attend to the commuters' needs? Do commut- 
ers make an effort to get involved on campus? 

The answers to these questions are debatable, yet there is a 
disturbing trend in statistics that would lead one to believe 
that the commuters are less involved in campus activities than 

Eleven percent of the undergraduate population is comprised 
of commuting students. This is obviously a significant amount 
of our population, but are they adequately represented in cam- 
pus organizations? 

For example, the notoriously elite Blue Key Society ac- 
cepted no commuters during this year's selection process. 
Also, of the 100 plus members of the group, not one is a com- 

Ihc University needs to make an overall effort to bring 
commuter issues to the forefront. One way to bring commut- 
ers more into the mix is by giving them a lounge space on 
campus, perhaps a spot could be found in the plans for reno- 
vations to Dougherty Hall. This would enable commuters to 
have a place to meet, study, or just relax in between classes. It 
would also give student groups a place to post flyers encour- 
aging commuters to get involved with various campus groups. 
(Campus rumor has it that a commuter lounge exists in Con- 
nelly Center, but all of our reconaisence missions have turned 
up nothing but sleeping students on dirty couches.) 

Perhaps there are issues and circumstances not seen by the 
average resident student. Sometimes there are financial rea- 
sons for commuting students' lack of involvement such as 
part-time jobs that help pay for tuition., there is the in- 
ability to stumble in to mom and dad's house at 4 a.m. after a 
big all-night CAT bonanza. 

Commuters should feel welcome at all campus events and 
meetings, because they represent a key section of the Univer- 
sity. The entire community must realize that including the 
commuting population opens up a new realm supporters with 
unique perspectives and fresh ideas. On a campus that prides 
itself on diversity, shouldn't wc make an effort to include ev- 

'Novan Poll 

Are commuting 

students given a 

fair opportunity to 

become an active 

part of campus 


Reeling temps, ht Vf/anova. 


More attention 
demanded for 
campus trees 

To the Editor: 

At the beginning of the spring se- 
mester in IMMh the editorial pages ot 
I'he V^illanovan phiyed host to a lively 
debate concerning the fate of a group 
of trees which were standing in the 
way of the proposed construction of 
an overpass to connect south campus 
with main campus across Lancaster 
Avenue. A variety of viewpoints were 
expressed and explained, but just as it 
seemed some sense of understanding 
began to evolve, the discussion was 
curtailed. One request made by those 
who were against the destruction of 
the trees before the conversation ended 
was that they at least be informed 
when a member of the arboretum is to 
be remcwed 

A year has passed, it is the spring 
seme.ster of 1997 and I arrived back 
on campus to find that this request ap- 
parently went unheard. Perhaps the 
previous discussion did not go on long 
enough for the point to be made, or 
perhaps those responsible just did not 
care, but a white oak tree of consider- 
able age located behind Falvey be- 
tween the St. Augu,stine Center and 
Mendel Hall was cut down during the 
wmler recess. The location has been 
fenced offas a ' hard-hat ' area, though 
It is not clear what is being done there 
or why the tree had to be destroyed to 
do it Maybe I should he. but I am not 
even as interested in an explanation 
for what is being done, as 1 am in why 
the Villanova community could not 
have been informed in advance Why 
was It (lone in such secrecy? As a 
member of an arboretum, was any 
record made of this tree's existence' 
Was any time taken to count the rings 
and determine the tree's age? If so, 
where would one find this informa- 
tion? If not, why not? I would be more 
than happy to find that .some notice 
was given and these questions were 
answered and I was simply not aware 
of it. I am perfectly willing to admit 
my ignorance in this situation as long 
as someone is willing to help me rem- 
edy it 

It would be a great shame if the 
idea of possible controversy is what 
hinders open communication about 
issues such as this I know this has 
been said again and again, but as an 
institution of higher education we 
should not fear the expression of dif 
fcrcnt opinions anil the feathers they 
will inevitably ruffle Instances like 
this one contribute to the attitude that 
when "nature slandj. in the way of 

progress," nature must always, with- 
out question, wind up at the bloody 
end of the sacrifice. At this point in 
time we should realize such an atti- 
tude is incredibly dangerous to the 
future of the world as a whole. This is 
not an issue whose beginning and end 
should be determined by The Villano- 
van. It demands and deserves ongo- 
ing attention. I call on those who are 
in charge ofthe University's grounds 
and planning to keep the interests 
ofthe community in mind and you can 
best do this by keeping us informed. 

Karen Goulart 
Class of 1 997 

Students too 
quick to turn on 

To the Editor: 

While anxiously watching the fi- 
nal moments of the Mens' Basketball 
(iame versus on Monday 
night, I was di.sgu.sted with the behav- 
ior of a group of students who decided 
to take cheap shots at our head coach 
rather than help the team regain mo- 
mentum by cheering. With about four 
minutes to go in the most exciting 
game of the season, a full section and 
a half of the student body belted chants 
of "I.-A-P-P-A-S," "Steve Must Go!" 
and 'You suck, l^ppas!" at a time 
when the team needed its home crowd 
support the most 

Steve Lappas turned the Villanova 
Basketball Program from perennial 
also-ran to a Big East Tournament 
Championship and three consecutive 
years in the Top 20 of the nation. Vil- 
lanova h(x>ps have evolved from pre- 
tenders to National Championship 
contenders on account of the efforts 
of Coach I^ppas and his staff. That a 
significant number of fans attempted 
to Coach Lappas on his 
home court is an absolute di.sgrace. 

This unacceptable behavior is 
harmful on many levels. How is a team 
supposed to react when they hear their 
fans shout insults at their couch? Is 
this fan support? Imagine how prepos- 
terous it would be if the fans at Chapel 
Hill started ridiculing Dean Smith on 
his home court during their recent con- 
ference losing streak It just does not 
happen at any other school. 

I am certain that these critical non- 
fans know more about basketball than 
Coach I-appas considering that they 
arc sitting in the stands instead of the 
sidelines, but for the sake of those fans 
who do not want to be anywhere near 
such activity, stay home if you don't 
like how the team is operated Vill 
4nova Basketball will be better off 

without you. 

Class of 1999 

Zoning laws 
unfair to 

To the Editor: 

Since December of 1995 I lived in 
Haverford in a two-family house with 
four of my schoolmates. We became 
quite comfortable with our .surround- 
ings and did not wish to leave. How- 
ever, on Dec. 15, the township of 
Lower Merion will be holding a hear- 
ing concerning the house's status as a 
residence "zoned for .students." 

We have never had any complaints 
filed us, yet two letters were 
written to the township merely .say- 
ing that we are students. As a result, 
during what was the busiest time of 
the semester, we were forced to make 
arrangements for new living accom- 
modations. I wa.s told to leave a com- 
munity solely based on my social sta- 
tus. Although 1 am not a criminal, 1 
certainly feel like one Why is it that 
the surrounding community will let 
students spend their money, wait on 
them in restaurants and support their 
economic base, but will not let us live 

I have heard the argument concern 
ing students and their living habits I 
an sick and tired of the term "student 
having such heavy baggage. 

Matthew Rumain 
Class of 1999 


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January 24, 1997 












Supreme Court disapppoints full bladders 


In this season when football is 
winding down and basketball is gain- 
ing steam, some of us are avid specta- 
tors in yet another seasonal pastime: 
Supreme Court watching. Yes, while 
most people are watching Michael 
Irvin running around (or whatever he 
does) on the field, we are debating 
what kind of charges he might be able 
to press against his accuser (my guess 
is that after she is criminally pros- 
ecuted for reporting a non-existant 
crime, he can nail her in a civil suit 
with a charge of slander). At least 
that's what we were debating until the 
Supreme Court erupted, as it always 
does, into grand theater. Right-to-Life 
forces battled with Right-to-Death 
proponents on the steps of the court. 
The judges inside heard the arguments 
concerning the right of Paula Jones to 
sue a sitting president. And we are still 
waiting to see if Clarence Thomas will 
actually say something! 

However, almost everyone has 
heard about those issues. It is the 
smaller cases that fascinate me, the 
ones which are buried among the ads 
in the back pages of the newspaper, 
the ones which no radio talk show host 
would dare to discuss. Such a 
occured last week, when the Supreme 
Court refused to hear the appeal of a 

teenager who, when denied bathroom 
privileges at his school, sued for rec- 
ognition of his constitutional right to 
go to the bathroom. 

1 believe that the Supreme Court 
was correct in refusing to hear the 
case I have read the Constitution 


many times and have not once found 
a potty provision. However, what 
galls me is that the Supreme Court 
failed to recognize the definite need 
to include a potty provision some- 
where in that esteemed document. 
Perhaps Supreme Court justices are of 
a different breed from the rest of us, 
what with their breadth of knowledge 
and command of the law, but 1 cannot 
concieve that they have not had, at 
least once or twice, the need to go to 
the bathroom when a bathroom was 
not readily available. Who wouldn't 
want to do something about such a 
painful situation? I guess they may 
have forgotten the tight-lipjjed prayer 

of the traveler with ?>() miles to go 
before the next stop 

The failure to comment could also 
be due to the gender imbalance on the 
court. Four justices must agree a case 
should be heard in order for it to ap- 
pear on the docket. Only two women 
are currently Supreme Court Justices, 
and I doubt that the liberal Steven 
Breyer, let alone someone like 
Antonin Scalia, ever really examined 
peeing from the woman's point of 
view. After all, men seem to take an 
inordinate amount of pride in the fact 
that they can pee while standing. Some 
even claim superiority due to this 
whim of nature. And since a man can 
always duck behind a bush in of 
emergency, I do not think they can 
really understand the sheer terror a 
woman experiences when nature calls 
As such, men are not really concerned 
with bathroom rights. For example, it 
was only recently that the Senate es- 
tablished bathrooms for its female 
senators, who would have to leave the 
floor and make a mad to the pub- 
lic bathrooms. And while studies have 
shown that women take a longer time 
to go to the bathroom, the number of 
stalls in mens rooms often equal those 
in ladies rooms, to say nothing of the 
fact that men also have urinals. 

So what can the government do 
about this sorry state of affairs? While 
it is true that the Supreme Court 

On Campus... 
with Pat Foley 

This week's iridescently insightful interrogative: Are you 
aware of any observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 
birthday by Villanova University? 

Roman Mizak 

2nd Year Student 

Liberal Arts 

"... I heard in my ethics class 

that there is a speaker today" 


Sarah West 

3rd Year Student 


*lJmm... no, but my bank was 

closed today (1/20)." 

Rachel Bowser 

1st Year Student 


"There are workshops 

throughout the day, I believe they 

are called "freedom schoor, there 

was a speaker last week, a youth 


Matthew Rumain 

3rd Year Student 


"The lack of communication on 

the part ofthe University is to the 

extent that 1 would have been 

rather ashamed had I brought a 

guest here today." 

passed on its opportunity to call for 
action, that by no means precludes 
any action from being taken Our tax 
dollars are already going into the toi- 
let, so why can't we literally put them 
into toilets? Building more public 
bathrooms would not only pump jobs 
into the economy, but would free up 
the police ft)rces who spend valuable 
hours arresting public urinators to 
solve other crimes. 

The United States could become 
a proud world leader in waste man- 
agement, a position currently held t)y 
Europe, which cares much more 
about this issue than we do. The FI3A 
might stop halfheatedly encouraging 
people to drink eight glasses of wa- 
ter a day. After all, with the sorry lack 
of funding for this issue, existing fa- 
cilities might be overhwhelmed. And 

while restroom rights are not included 
in the Constitution now, the lounding 
fathers of our nation had enough fore- 
sight to include a process by which 
we can amend the Constitution to 
meet our needs and what need could 
be greater than that for a well-placed 
bathroom .' It would make a great 28th 
Amendment. Who could oppose it'.' 
Everyone needs to go to the bathroom, 
so everyone would benefit! 

1 know you probably think 1 am 
crazy now, but after you experience 
the inevitable halftime rush to the 
restroom during the Super Bowl this 
weekend, you will come to agree with 
my logic. It's just a shame Supreme 
Court justices probably have chamber 
pots (HAHAHAHAHA!), otherwise 
this issue would have been solved long 
ago. Until then, potty power. 

Political soap operas 
discourage public interest 


Oaths are cheap nowadays, about 
as cheap as real estate in Arkansas or 
a Washington D.C. hooker. This is 
what the recent immoral undertakings 
around the White House and the Capi- 
tol would have us believe. 

Not including the garbage that 
seeped up the political sewer prior to 
the elections in November, there are 
enough scandals surfacing in Wash- 
ington now to declare the city a toxic 
waste sight. 

First there is that whole 

Whitewater thing From what 1 have 
heard, the Clintons supposedly bought 
land in Arkansas (why?), but the deal 
ings were somehow outside the 
bounds of legality. Added to this 
chaos is Hillary Clinton's supposed 
destroying of documents that show her 
family's bad taste in real estate invest- 

Then there is the President s shady 
dealings with a Japanese mogul to 
gain campaign money Nothing is for 
free, so who knows what the Japanese 
investor could have wanted in return 
for his support? I am sure it was not 
courtside Knicks tickets. 

Next on the list is the Dick Morris 
love triangle The steamy affair be- 
tween Clinton's top White House aid 
and a pricey Washington call girl will 
probably be made into a made-lor TV 
movie entitled "Forbidden I ,ust Dick 
Morris' Fall from Glory," starring 
AlanThicke and .loanna Kerns 

Clinton himself may have a simi 
lar movie made about himself after the 
Paula .Fones fiasco is settled Fiubba 
supposedly showed his "executive 
branch" to an unwilling-to participate 
"legislative body " Now the whole 
situation is under review in the Su 
preme Court to see whether he should 
worry about Jortes' accusations while 
in office 

Finally, Newt Gingrich finds him 
self in an ethical quan^lary. Accusa- 

tions about him span the spectrum of 
sin, from taking royalties that should 
not be taken by a congressional mem- 
ber to ignoring tax laws. Supposedly, 
these acts are part of his "Contract 
with America II" in which abusing 
power, conspiring and lying are the 
three major items Too bad resigning 
is not on the list. 

IxHiking at all of these scandals 
makes one wonder if Washington is 
not the taping sight tor Sally Jessie 
Raphael. Granted, federal politics has 
always been mired m scundnl. From 
the Tea Pot Dome Scandal to 
Watergate to Iran-Contra, Washington 
has always been the center of juicy, 
immoral undertakings that give rise to 
questions about the ethical habits of 
our civil servants. Fven with this fact 
in mind, however, there has never been 
as many moral brouhahas stirring in 
the nation's capital as there is now. 

What is even further disturbing is 
the lack of interest and disregard the 
public seems to have over the scan- 
dals. It is as if immoralilv become 
so prevalent in Washington that we 
ccMisider it, as seen in 
the total disregard of the topic during 
the recent elections. We have come 
to expect our civil servants to slip up. 
to conspire, to lie, and to cover up any 
illegal actions of which they have been 
part. Even the media are more con- 
cerned about whether the defenders 
can beat the rap, can be reelected 
speaker, can maintain their office, in- 
stead of being concerned about the 
accusations and the effects they have 
on our political system 

This ignorance of propriety has 
come to mark Washington politics. It 
is also a rea.son why the public has lost 
interest in the country's political sys- 
tem. How can we take interest in what 
seems to be, most of the time, a so.ip 
opera .' Furthermore, how can we di- 
vest our energies into .ulopting politi- 
cal rhetoric about the need lor restor- 
ing traditional, right-and-wrong val- 
ues in American life. when the people 
telling us to do so are as .ipp.irently 
immoral as the American public* All 
of this leads to a public apathv con- 
cerning national politics. Until Wash- 
ington politicians, as servants of a 
larger body, begin to look at them- 
selves and decide to practice what they 
preach, the tenuous connection be- 
tween the public and its civil servants 
is only going to become weaker 

( 'orreclion; I'he article in the Villanovan regarding Cliffs Notes shouhl 
have read "Dr Debra Romanic of Core Humanites." 

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January 24, 1997 




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Court should avoid corruption of the Constitution 


This week lends itself to a discus- 
sion ot the Supreme Court as Roe v 
Wade celebrated its 24th birthday and 
the Court currently is hearing argu 
ments (or assisted suicide. While each 
of these issues deserves attention, a 
broader discussion of the Supreme 
Court is certainly in order. 

The Constitution states rather un- 
ambiguously that the judiciary "shall 
be bound" by the Constitution. What 
has emerged, though, is a proclivity 

toward social engineering TTirough 
a perversion ol judicial review, the 
Court has established itself not just as 
the nation's supreme judge, but as its 
legislator as well Since the impeach- 
ment of justices is relatively non-ex- 
istent, the Court's p<iwers go relatively 

Admittedly, applying an existing 
set of rules is a rather mundane task. 
There is a somewhat understandable 
temptation to want to do more, espe- 
cially when citizens are suffering 
Impatient with certain unequal distri- 

Clinton obligated 
to fulfill campaign 


As Clinton's second term in office 
commences, the nation must wonder 
if his characteristic constant cam- 
paigning is finally finished. The 
President's popularity was greatly in- 
creased through both his separation 
from the Democratic party and his eva- 
sive policy objectives. Now that the 
popularity contest has come to its con- 
clusion, what lies in store for the Presi- 
dent and his political parties? 

The President's reelection was 
dependant upon his acceptance of 
many basic Republican principles , al- 
though he did so while combating 
their major assaults on the govern- 

After failing to provide the spring- 
board for the return to Democratic 
control of Congress, the President was 
forced to distance himself from the 
party He forged an elusive middle 
ground which appealed to the overall 
public, but fwas unable to align and 
direct the Democratic party. 

Clinton still retains broad support 
among the Democrats, but the party 
itself has become fragmented and fic- 
tionalized As the propaganda after- 
math of the inauguration fades, the na- 
tion womders what to expect. Will the 
President continue to isolate himself 
from the party and attempt to receive 
a bi-partisan support on shallow issues 
or will he unify the Democratic party, 
renewing the party's power to create 
serious legislation mirroring the com- 
mon ideals of its members? 

Now that Clinton has been re- 
elected, the President can finally to 
stop the ceaseless campaigning he 
pursued throughout his first term and 
focus on the true purp<isc of the of- 
fice He now has the opportunity to 
concentrate his efforts on the legisla- 
tive agenda. 

It is time for the President todeliver 
to the fundamental changes which he 

promised the nation in his 
firstpresidential campaigning. The 
popularity contest has been won and 
he still has the job. Now he 
mustadress the topics which allowed 
him to win; universal health care cov- 
erage, welfare reform, and restructur- 
ing the campaign finance system. 

To achieve his original policy 
agenda, Clinton must align the two 
distinct Democratic factions which 
have emerged in the span of Clinton's 
first term. On one side, Clinton faces 
the moderate New Democrats, which 
includes the constructors of his re- 
election campaign. They believes 
Democrats should focus on helping 
the family and making pensions and 
health insurance portable upon em- 
ployment changes. This group is more 
favorable towards scaling back and re- 
shaping the entitlements of Medicare 
and Social Security, and believing 
government should stress education to 
better prepare workers for this tech- 
nologically advancing age. 

The other faction is composed of a 
coalition of liberals and organized 
labor. They argue that Democrats 
should protect the existing entitlement 
provisions and further cut military pro- 
grams. The group is against free trade 
agreements that fail to include incen- 
tives which would discourage Ameri- 
can businesses from leaving the do- 
mestic borders for cheaper labor. 

S(\ will Clinton simply overlook 
the progressive wing of the party and 
align with the Republicans in the 
Congress to achieve mild reforms 
Will he reunite the party to form a 
strong foundation for the future 
Democratic contenders? If the party 
remains fragmented, it will be nearly 
impossible for the Democratic party 
to achieve control of Congress in the 
near future, and the next presidential 
candidate will enter a campaign night- 

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butioiis, the Court olteii has sided with 
radical egalitarian principles It has 
allowed the federal government to 
usurp power from local governments 
in order to construct grandiose gov- 
ernment schemes. These designs, of 

course, have only made matters worse. 

But the concerns run deeper than 
the federal framework. 

One victim of certain Court deci- 
sions has obviously been America's 
culture. Decision after decision, the 
Court gave life and legitimacy to be- 
liefs that tend to putrify the legs upon 
which this nation stands. 

Any democracy needs a sound cul- 
ture. Otherwise, there will be a per- 
petual lessening of standards. With 

Its wacky "interpretations," the Court 
has helped give atheism an exalted 
position, assaulted social norms, and 
made alternatives to stability main- 

Of course, the Court is not the sole 
culprit, but it has made bogus logic 
the creed of the nation. Instead of 
heeding the universal truths that gave 
validity to this country in the first 
place, the Court has tix) often engaged 
in moral skepticism. 

An obvious example of all of this 
is the Roe v. Wade decision. In it, the 
Court distorts the truly ethical con- 
cepts of freedom, equality, health and 
privacy. The Court ruled that it "need 
not resolve the difficult question of 
when life begins," and yet it drew a 
conclusion that inherently required an 
answer to that question. 

Of course, the Court knew this was 
ultimately weak reasoning. As a re- 
sult (as is often the case), it simply 
rewrote the necessary part of the Con- 
stitution. In this instance, it was the 
Fourteenth Amendment. 

It is certainly a stretch to find a 
guarantee of personal privacy in the 
words of the amendment, but it is even 
a greater stretch to lump the right to 
an abortion under the right to privacy. 
Even pro-abortion advocates arc wary 
of Roe V. Wade because they realize a 
faithful interpretation would overturn 

Obviously, though, the implica- 
tions of the Court's tendencies go well 
beyond the confines of one case, in- 
cluding some serious economic deci- 
.sions. Nevertheless, moral issues tend 
to carry more long term weight than 
money issues. 

At the time of Roe v. Wade, abor- 
tion supporters scoffed at the idea that 
somehow the decision might result in 
a "slippery slope" effect as life became 
less and less sacred. However, the 
current push for assisted suicide seems 
to reaffirm the slippery slope hypoth- 
esis. But if 30 million legalized abor- 
tions are at the top of the slope, one 
can only imagine what is at the bot- 


mourns loss of 
beloved tree 
behind Falvey 

To the Eklitor: 

Since there is no obituary section 
in The Villanovan, I would like to take 
this opportunity to express my deep 
sadness to the Villanova community 
regarding the loss of the ancient oak 
tree behind Falvey library. I was in- 
troduced to her sophomore year, 
though I needed no introduction to 
marvel at her majesty each time 1 
passed by, or stared at her through Tlie 
library's third floor window. Unpar- 
alleled in beauty and elegance-cer- 
tainly not by the cement structures that 
surrounded her—she served as a re- 
minder of the wonderment only nature 
could create, not to mention that this 
monument to Gaia actually lived and 
breathed. It was estimated that at her 
death, she had seen more than 3(X) 
years, older in fact than this campus 
it.self: and yet she was slain in the 
name of expansion. 

For those who still don't under 
stand, I challenge you to imagine this 
planet without trees. Aside from the 
aesthetic pleasure derived from appre- 
ciating the diversity and .splendor of 
these magnificent Beings that mirrors 
the diversity of humans, we have a 
great deal to learn from them in our 
own humanity. If everyone in the 
world could just stop for a moment, 
forget who society deems them to be, 
and consider that heVshe is an indi- 
vidual person, so dynamic and with a 
plethora of possibilities, it wouldn't 
be so difficult to liken ourselves to a 
tree. Each one distinct and beautiful, 
no one better or worse than any other. 
Trees are simple. Trees are honest. 
I'hey have spirits are more alive than 
any person I have ever met Fungs 
and lifeblood of this planet, how can 
we disregard them so'' 

Walking through Manayunk the 
other night, I .saw a tree limb-not a 
twig, the entire arm of a deciduous 
tree-in a trash heap outside of an 
apartment building, as if it were junk 
The sight of it led me to think about 
our culture, in which we have .so little 
respect for life other than our own. It's 
a sad commentary on the state of af 
fairs when we are so far removed from 

the ethics of our own. It's a sad com- 
mentary on the state of affairs when 
we are so far removed from the ethics 
of the Native Americans, who cher- 
ished the very lands that we now rape 
and pillage. Carelessness and capi- 
talism have tainted our abilities to see 
clearly what life is all about and how 
seriously we are battering our mother 
earth; the earth that gave us life, that 
sustains us, that keeps oxygen in our 
lungs, water in our bodies, food in our 
bellies, and shelter over our heads. Is 
nothing sacred? 

The absence of that pillar of 
strength and true art has been deeply 
felt by many who admired her, and 
really took the time to appreciate all 
that she was. I was reminded yester- 
day about Shel Silverstein's The Giv- 
ing Tree, and the naivete of the little 
boy who even at the end, never real- 
ized all that the tree had given him. 
The worth of a tree can not be deter- 
mined by any measure we humans can 
fathom; likewise, the spiritual connec- 
tion one can share with animals or 
trees is something that transcends 
words and should be experienced by 
anyone who is open to it. And so, fare- 
well to the ancient oak gone, but not 

Beth A. Sullivan 
Class of 1997 

Reading days 
decreased with 

due reason 

To the Editor: 

In December 6 The VHIarufvan pub- 
lished an editorial, "Students need 
more time to prepare for final exams." 
The editorial asks why the reading 
days were reduced from two to one 
and urges that the "University should 
reinstate the traditional two day read- 
ing period." I thank you for your con- 
cern on this i.ssue and congratulate you 
for raising it. 

Independent of any consideration 
of the merits of the issue (how long 
the reading period should be), the edi- 
torial writers unfortunately misread 
the situation No one has decided, as 
a policy, to reduce the biennial read- 
ing periods from two days to one. In- 
deed, a check in the 1 W6-97 Villanova 
University Catalog would show that 
the reduction occurs only in the first 

semester of this year. The explanation 
is that there was no way to have two 
reading days this fall without (a) be- 
ginning classes on Friday, Aug. 23, 
rather than on Monday, August 26; (b) 
eliminating one day of the week-long 
fall semester recess in October; (c) 
reducing Thanksgiving break by one 
day; or (d) holding final exams on 
Sunday, December 22 or Monday, 
December 23. The Academic Policy 
Committee of the University Senate, 
which approves the calendar, believed 
that there were no reasonable alterna- 
tives to dropping one of the reading 

The tentative calendars for the next 
several years almost always include 
two reading days. Occasionally, how- 
ever, the yearly calendar's peculiari- 
ties make that imp>ossible — unless 
we wish to adopt one of the four strat- 
egies indicated above. Again, thank 
you for your interest in this matter 

John R. Johannes 
Vice President for Academic 


Peter Raven to 
speak on 

To The Editor: 

During the Fall semester. The Vill- 
anovan published several pieces as- 
.serting that the University does a poor 
job of bringing notable speakers to 
campus. We would like to p<iint out 
that an opportunity exi.sts this Satur- 
day for students to hear a truly distin 
guished lecturer: Dr. Peter Raven, one 
of the world's leading conservation 
biologists, will talk at 3:30 pm in the 
Connelly Center Cinema about "Fiio- 
logical extinction: its scope and mean 
ing for us." 

Saturday night. Raven will receive 
the University's Mendel Medal, hon- 
oring his contributions to the advance- 
ment of science We urge students to 
take advantage of this exceptional 

Dr. Robert I.. Curry and Dr. 

Eric I^nien 

Dept. of Bioiofjy 


January 24, 1997 


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allegedly still 
in Burma 

To the Editor: 

This letter is intended to address 
PepsiCo's response to allegations of 
conducting business in the 
Asian nation of Burma while it is be- 
ing ruled by a brutal military regime. 
Philip H. Swink, author of letter, re- 
sponded by saying, ". . We have no 
assets or employees in Burma and we 
no longer pay taxes there. Our involve- 
ment is limited to a contractual obli- 
gation with a local, privately-owned 
franchise bottler " 

To begin, it is necessary to indi- 
cate that this "contractual obligation" 
is the nature of Pepsi's investment in 
Burma IndeedTit has sold its share in 
Pepsi Products Myanmar, Ltd., but 
they continue to import cola syrup, .sell 
their formula, and maintain their 
licencing agreement with Thein Tun. 
the local bottler. In addition, the term 
' Yocal' does not imply that Mr. Tun 
IS a small-time businessman, when in 
tact he was hand picked by the State 
Law and Order Restoration Council, 
or SLORC (the ruling party) to con- 
duct business with the Pepsi Com- 

During this past April, the Inter- 
faith Center on Corporate Responsi- 
bililv sponsored a shareholder resolu- 
tion calling on Pepsi to terminate its 
business in Burma "until political pri.s- 
oners are released and political power 
is transferred to the democratically 
elected government of Burma" 
PepsiCo management got enough 
votes to defeat the resolution. 

Ihe leader of the democratic party, 
Aung San Suu Kyi, whose followers 
continue to be persecuted, stated that 
as far as she is concerned, Pepsi has 
not pulled out of Burma, as it is a 
readily available soft drink that con- 
tinues to be bought and sold there. In 
addition, the Pepsi trademark, a sym- 
bol of western strength and economy, 
is used by the SLORC to give validity 
to their rule. 

I hope we can all see that Pepsi's 
response was a vague attempt to skirt 
the issue of whether or not they are 
involved in Burma The fact remains 
that the SLORC is still in power, and 

the people are still suffering The fact 
remains that Pepsi's involveineiils sup- 
port the regime both financially and 
ethically, and being involved with the 
PepsiCo Corporation, we share in this 
support. Pepsi has not pulled out of 
Burma, and the movement will go on. 

Michael T. Llewellyn 
Class of 2000 

Authorship of 
UNIT article 

To the Editor: 

Villanova appropriately empha- 
sizes the importance of academic in- 
tegrity in all facets of University life 
Faculty, students and staff all have a 
responsibility to abide by relevant 
University policies, in order to pro- 
mote the overall excellence ofour aca- 
demic community. 

With this in mind, 1 was distressed 
to see a piece in The Villanovan that 
sets a poor example, representing (on 
the surface, at least) plagiarism Spe- 
cifically, 1 refer to an article in the Dec. 
6 issue entitled "UNIT reaches out to 
off-campus students, " attributed to 
Timothy Ay, a UNIT staff member. My 
concern is not with the content of the 
article. Rather, it is with the author- 
ship: a piece identical in all respects 
but its title appeared in the Fall 1996 
issue (volume 15, no. 2) of Byte Line, 
unit's newsletter, under the byline 
of UNIT executive director Karin 

Who wrote this article? I can not 
tell. A comparable error of attribution, 
even if resulting from unintentional 
sloppiness, would result in a failing 
grade and disciplinary action for a .stu- 
dent submitting a course assignment. 
It seems to me that all members of the 
University community should be held 
to equal standards with respect to Aca- 
demic Integrity . . . and that UNIT (and 
The Villanovan) should take more care 
in identifying the true author(s) of 
published articles. 

Robert L. Curry 

Assistant Professor 

Department of Biology 

headache of 
South campus 

To the Editor: 

While reading the letter to the edi- 
tor "Conditions in Corr Hall are Unfit 
for Living" in the December 6 issue 
of The Villanovan, I began to think 
about my own living conditions in 
Katherine Hall. My dorm has often 
been referred to as the "Headache on 
South Campus" and now 1 believe that 
this is true because of the stench that 
permeates through the hall. 

People who have come to visit the 
residents have commented on the fact 
that this dorm reeks and makes them 
feel sick. The stale and germ infested 
air has been trapped within these walls 
since its construction in 19K6. One 
reason that this dorm smells so bad is 
the fact that over 2(KJ males live here 
without any fresh air. The lack of ven- 
tilation is the main reason for the sick- 
ness that runs rampant in this dorm. 
On my wing alone 14 out of 25 guys 
have some sort of sickness. The other 
1 1 guys will soon be sick the 
air we breath is always the same. 
There is not a single window that 
opens to allow fresh air into the build- 

Another reason for the bad aroma 
is because the cleaning in this dorm is 
inadequate. I once watched mainte- 
nance cleaning the bathroom, I no- 
ticed that they were not using soap 
to clean it. This means that the dirt 
was just being spread around and not 
being cleaned at all. Even if the dorm 
was cleaned on a regular basis, that 
would not solve the problem of the 
stale and germ filled air. I just have 
one question: If Stanford has approxi- 
mately 5(K) windows that open, why 
can't Katherine have four (one for 
each floor)? 

Kevin Connell 
Class of 2000 






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would like to welcome our Alphas 

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Memorial Mass 

A Memorial Mass will he cel- 
ebrated for Salvatore Sieiliano in St. 
riiomasof Viilanova Chureh at 3 p.m. 
on Monday Jan. 27. The entire 
Villanova community is invited to 
come together in prayer and support 
for Sal and )iis Camily. Salvatore, a 
Villanova University student who was 
killed in an automobile accident over 
the Christmas holidays. He was the 
son of Rita (a secretary in the math 
department) and Angelo Siciliano. 

VEG Meeting 

The Villanova Environmental 
Group (VEG) will hold meetings this 
semester on Monday nights at 7 p.m. 
in the Peace and Justice Center at the 
corner of Sullivan Hall. All interested 
students are invited to attend the first 
meeting on Jan. 27. The semester 's ac- 
tivities will include participation in 
Novafest '97, a spring camping trip 
and numerous other events to raise 
environmental awareness at Villanova. 

Jan. 28 

ACM Speaker 

The Villanova chapter of the As- 
sociation for Computing Machinery 
(ACM) will hold its next general meet- 
ing on Tuesday Jan 2S at S p.m. in 
Mendel 256. The featured speaker will 
be Christopher Zupko from Bell At- 
lantic. He will be speaking alxiut "Java 
in the" and the incredible 
usefulness of this new programming 

Off-Campus Concerns 

Student Development's Kathv 
Byrnes and students eurrentlv living 
off-campus will host a meeliiig ad- 
dressing issues such .IS leases, land 
lords and /oning i.ivvs on Jan 2S at S 
p.m. in SAC Ro^in ^<Hl F'or more in 
torrnation call X^^72(l^ ami ask loi 

Teaching Opportunities 

RESPONSH-ABli.n Y is looking 
lor college graduates (all majors) to 
he placed in full-time volunteer teach- 
ing positions in inner-city parochial 
schools of Philadelphia. l.os Angeles. 
San Fran.sisco. Washington DC. and 
the Dominican Republic. For more 
info, meet in the Devon Room of 
Connelly Center on lucsday Jan. 28 
at 6:30 p m 

FMA Meeting 

The Financial Management .Asso 
ciationd MA) is holding its tirst meet 

ingon lue.sday Jan. 2S in Baitley I III, 
12:45-1-30 p.m. Frank Baird ot 
Rutherford, Brown and Catherwooil, 
who specializes in mergers antl acqui- 
sitions, will he speaking. Free pi/./a 
ami sod. I New memliers welcome. 

Study Abroad Night 

The annual Spring Study Abroad 
Night will he held on Tuesday Jan. 2.S 
at 7 p.m. in the Connelly Center Cin^ 
ema.This is a rescheduling of the pre- 
viously announced Feb. 4 date. Dr. 
rhomas Ricks, director of Interna- 
tional Studies, will di.scuss the proce- 
dures and processes to be followed by 
students wishing to include a summer, 
semester or year in an overseas aca- 
demic program for credits toward the 
Villanova degree. 

Jan. 29 

Career Fair 

Over sixty organizations be repre- 
sented the semi-annual Career Fair on 
Jan. 29 from 1 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 
Connelly Center Cinema. The event 
is being sponsored by Career Planning 
and Placement. Students of all grades 
and disciplines are welcome to attend 
and are encouraged to gather info on 
various careers and/or full-time, part- 
time, internship and summer job op- 
portunities. Stop by the office in Corr 
Hall for more information. 

Jan. 30 

Ecological Society 

All are welcome t(^ attend the Eco- 
logical Societvs upcoming meeting 
on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in Mendel H.ill 
Room 105. The j-cological Society is 
o|H'n to undergraduate students, 
grailii.ite stiulents .ind t.iculty mem 
hers ol all disciplines who ,ire inter 
esled in ecology, eonsetv alinn issues 
(II n.itur.ilism. 



Feb 1 will bring to Villanova the 
first ever all (ireck Dancc-A-Thon to 
benefit Easter Seals. It will lake place 
in the Dav Hop from 12 pm to 12 
,i m Ailmission is $5 per person and 
includes free food and luverages For 
more info, please contact Ana at '^ I'' 
02h5 To make .i (lon.ition. kmiI.kI 
Angel at 44'K<;<»,S7 

Feb. 3 

Info Session 

If you are thinking of declaring a 
Communication Arts major or have 
declared one after Jan. 1 1W7, please 
attend the information session being 
held Monday Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in the 
Bryn Mawr Room or Tuesday Feb. 4 
at 12:45 p.m. in thellaverford Room. 
The revised curriculum will be dis- 


New Organization 

Interested in handbells? New orga- 
nization starting. No experience nec- 
essary whatsoever. For more info, call 
Kelly A.S.A.P at XI 3455. 


Go to Washington DC. For .3 
weeks in May with the Washington 
Mini-Mester Program, spon.sored by 
the Political Science department Stu- 
dents will live in Wa.shington and meet 
with Senators, Congressmen, lobby- 
ists and media personalities amcmg 
others in a first hand look at the real 
world of politics For further informa- 
tion call 519-7717. 

Faculty/ Staff Service 

Campus Ministry will sponsor a 
service trip for faculty/ staff and their It will take place June lK-22 
in Brooklyn. New York, where our 
group will renovate two buildings at 
Holy Name Parish in Prospect Park 

I Imts Villanovans will [anticipate in 
this liisioiic lii|) I iM more informa- 
tion, contacl B.irl>.ir.i H.ieiin in Cam 
pus Ministry at Xy4479. 

Summer Service Trip 

In Its nintli ye.ii. (iood Works '97 
will again offer a two week opportu- 
nity to serve the poor in Appalachi.i 
trom May 19 through June 1 . The sites 
are in Kentucky, and are sponsored by 
the Sisters of St. Jo.seph. For more in- 
formation, write (i(H)d Works "97. 
1901 Germantown Ave.. Philadelphi.i, 
Pa. 191 IK. Completed applications are 
due March 1 7. This program fills fast, 
so if you are interested, NOW is the 
time to apply! 

Americorp Awards 

If you are a senior and are consid- 
ering volunteer service to the poor af- 
ter graduation, you should be aware 
that the Americorps program is now 
offering the same educational awards 
to people who serve in the private vol- 
unteer agencies such as Jesuit Volun- 
teer Corps, Habitat for Humanity Full 
time service can yield up lo $4,3(M) in 
loan for forgiveness or be applied to 
graduate school opportunities. For 
more information, see Barbara Haenn 
in Campus Ministry. 

Bereavement Group 

If you have a parent or sibling who 
has died and would like to talk with 
other students who have experienced 
a similar loss, call Noreen at C ampus 
Ministry, 5 19-40H4. 

seals), pencils and pencil sharpeners, 
paper, rulers scissors. Items may be 
l>i(Higlil to the Sacristy at the 6 p m. 
Sunday Mass, oi to the Campus Min- 
istry Office in St. Rita's Hall after 
Feb. 15. Thanks to .ill who will gener- 
ously donate items. 

Amnesty International 

Become an active participant in 
stopping human riglits .ihuses around 
the world. You can make a world ol 
difference. Meetings are held ever\ 
Monday .it 4 p.m. in the Center loi 
Peace and Justice (basement of 
Sullivan H.ill) For more info c.ill 



Supplies Needed 

The Merida. Mexico service trip 
that will be going to the Yucatan over 
Spring Break is requesting donations 
for certain supplies that are badly 
needed by the Mission The items ,ire 
.ispirin. Band-Aids, children and adult 
vitamins, broad spectrum antibiotic 
with current ilates on label (all medi- 
cines/ vitamins need to have intact 

For all student employees, starting 
Jan. 29, students who have direct de- 
posit will have pay deposited into their 
bank accounts and will have their pay 
advise MAILED to their local address 
of record. For students who received 
pay checks, on-campus residents will 
have their check placed in their stu- 
dent mailbox .ind olf-c.impus students 
will PICK-UP their check al the 
Kennedy Hall m.iil room between 9 
,i.m and 4 p ni Picture ID required. 

Arboretum Page 

There is now an WWW 
page highlighting arbore- 
tum The address is htlp.// 
vutrees.htm. The name of this page is 
Villanova's Sacred Trees. Be sure to 
check it out. 

Students Wanted 

P I , A \ ( ORPS IS looking for stu 

dents to co.ich spring, recre.ilion, 
youth le.ims [ 'pon successful comple- 
tion of their season. CORPS members 
receive .SsOO tow.irds their college In 
ition. For more into, please call 
PL.A.Y. CORPS at 503-671-2213, 

All typed F.YJ/s are 
due on Tuesdays by 5 
p.m. in theVillanovan 
Office^ 201 Dougherty 

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January 24, 1997 


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Freedom School seminars search for racial equality j Campuses start to ban the use of halogen lamps 


Slajj Hcfwrltt 

On Monday, the memory of Dr 
Martin I.ulhcr King, Jr. was alive on 
campus in the form of "The Freedom 
School," a series of talks and lectures 
related to the life of Dr. Martin Luther 
king, Jr., and topics which affect not 
only African-Americans, but all 
people who are still seeking full equal- 
ity today. Fhe Freedom School helped 
bring down many of tfie barriers which 
divide people. In addition to the Free- 
dom School sessions that were held 
in Connelly Center, there was a prayer 
service on Jan. 15 and Chaka Fattah, 
a member of the House of Represen- 
tatives, delivered a lecture in the 
University's chapel the next day 
Fattah 's speech was preceded by a 
lierformance of the New Canaan Bap- 
tist Church Youth and Young Adult 

These events were dedicated to the 
idea that all people are created equal 
.ind should be treated that way, regard- 
less oi skin color, beliefs, religion or 
gender. The presentations explored 
both areas where equality has not yet 
been realized as well as those ad- 
\ ances made in race relations since the 
days of King. It is just as important 
to recogni/e areas where we, as a uni- 
fied human race, have made improve- 
ments as it is \o point out where dis- 
crimination persists. 

"The objective of Monday (was) 
essentially to celebrate the life and 
accomplishments of Martin l-uther 

King, Jr., as one man who worked for 
world peace and social justice," said 
Bob Defina, professor of economics 
and peace and justice Defina orga- 
nized the Freedom School lectures. "It 
is also important to highlight the ex- 
plicit emphasis on peace and justice 
which is central to the mission of 
Villanova University." If we are to 
fulfill the mission of our University, 
then it is inevitable that we will fulfill 
the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, 
which called for racial harmony and 
economic equality. 

Defina highlighted the importance 
of recognizing real life race problems 
on the University campus. Recogniz- 
ing these problems will help students 
when they must interact outside of the 
University community. Dr. Catherine 
Hill quoted Dr. King in saying, "We, 
the relatively conscious black and the 
relatively conscious while, must cre- 
ate consciousness in others to end all 
conscious and unconscious racism." 

One particularly powerful and 
well-attended lecture, "C^)lor Struck: 
For the Student Who ThinLs Ignorance 
is Enough," delivered by Dr. 
MeghanKeita, professor of history and 
Director of Africana Studies, dispelled 
many notions about race. "Color is 
not always the same, it is a political 
and economic statement In our world." 
said Keita, "color determines and race 
determines what people 'deserve.' 
Power is still being di.stributed on the 
most superficial basis." We all chose 
who we want to be and, Keita urged 
that we all "move beyond the superfi- 

cial, beyond being color struck " 

Defina stated the need to identity 
the areas where "the community has 
broken down and the need to build 
solidarity in these areas whether it be 
between rich and poor or among 
blacks, whites, Hispanics, and 
Asians." The Freedom School, with 
its increa.sed participation this year 
over previous years, has taken a giant 
step toward building that community, 
"liiis idea of 'community' is central 
to the mission of Villanova and is the 
responsibility of not only the students, 

but also the staff and faculty " Defina 
IS pleased to t)bserve the increased 
emphasis Villanova has been placed 
on service learning and move toward 
opening up our past narrowly defined 
"community" to be more inclusive. 
On a positive note, there has been an 
increase in visibility on campus of in- 
formation pertaining to Africana Stud- 
ies such as classes, events and pro- 

The celebration of Dr. Martin 
Luther King is a time when we are all 
called to re-evaluate our position on 

race and how we treat people It is a 
time to recognize where we might 
treat people with bias, be it because 
he is a construction worker remodel- 
ing a house, or because he is an Afri- 
can-American in a class. Ultimately, 
Defina hopes that students came away 
with a heightened awareness of social 
justice and racial justice. Most im- 
portantly, he would like to see these 
efforts culminate in a tangible com- 
munity encompassing Villanova and 
the surrounding area. 


Members of the community participate in the prayer service. 

Campus Ministry sponsors service trips to Central America 

nil PHoio 

Studcnt.s took pari in the building of classrooms in Veracruz, Nicaragua. 


Staff Reporter 

While most Villanova students 
spent winter break catching up on 
sleep and savoring the unusual lack of 
stress and homework, others found a 
source of enjoyment by serving the 
poor of Panama and Nicaragua. 

About 30 students took part in 
these mission trips to Central America, 
each of which lasted for two weeks. 
The trips were sponsored by Campus 
Ministry and students were selected 
to be participants through an applica- 
tion prcKess. 

Both trips turned out to be quite 
successful and the people on the trips 
shared stories of enjoyment and per- 
sonal enlightenment Their experi- 
ences in working with the poor of 
Panama and Nicaragua are valuable 

On Dec. 2S, 24 people departed 
to Panama with the mission to help 

build up some of the poorer sections 
of the country. The students met with 
two Villanova graduates at the mis- 
sions in Panama and the two helped 
them get started. Jim O'Brien, one of 
the trip's coordinators, said, "The trip 
went very well; everyone worked vei^ 
hard. We were up at 6 a.m. and did 
not stop until 6 p.m." 

The group had two major projects. 
They completed a concrete floor for a 
chapel, along with constructing a 
water sy,stem to serve an entire city. 

The system will bring water to 
3,(XK) Panama residents whose homes 
have never been equipped with such 
water service After two weeks of 
selfless labor, the group had com- 
pleted their goal and returned horr-c 
fully satisfied. 

At the same time that the Villanova 
students were building a water system 
in Panama, 15 other students were 
building foundations for classrooms in 
Vera cruz, Nicaragua The Nicaragua 

group consisted of students, parents 
and even three Villanova alumni. 

Tom Mogan, one of the adult co- 
ordinators, referred to the trip as "an 
unbelievable and amazing experience. 
The children we came in contact with 
really touched everyone," said Mogan. 
"They had such positive attitudes for 
the simple lives they lead; they were 
so friendly to us. It did not matter that 
we didn't speak Spanish." 

The group built foundations for 
classrooms at a local community cen- 
ter. "The community center serves as 
a countryside retreat for disadvantaged 
city children. It enables them to have 
fun while helping to build their self- 
esteem," said Mogan. 

Although Mogan has been on sev- 
eral mission trips in the past, he said 
"this trip was the hardest work I have 
ever done." Their work will ser\'e hun- 
dreds of children of Veracruz. 

Editor to speak on Catholic laity 

Margaret OBrion Slcinfcls, edi- 
tor of "( "nmmonwcal." an inde- 
pendent journal of political, reli- 
gious and literary opinion fountted 
bv Roman Catholic lav people, will 
give a public lecture on campus Feb. 
6 at 7 3()p m. 

She will speak on the topic "llie 
Laity Auth(nity and Power. Re- 
sponsibility and Accountabilitv " 
The lecture will be held in the 
Villanova Room of the Connolly 
Center and is free and open to the 

Stfinfcls hns been Director of 
Publications at the National Pasto 
ral Life Center and Hditor of 

"Church" mapa/ine, F.xecutive 
Fklitor and Business Manager of 
"Christianity and Crisis" F.ditor 
of the "Hastings Center Report" 
and Social Science fulitor at Basic 

Her reviews and articles have 
appeared in the "New York Times 
Book Review," "PsychoWigy To- 
day," the Ivos Angeles Times and 
the "New Republic " She currently 
serves on the board of directors of 
{Georgetown University. In Augast. 
she was named to the Committee 
for the Catholic Common Ground 
Project, an initiative of the National 
Pastoral Life Center and the late 
Cardinal Bernardin 

Civil Engineering: A program that 
builds onto the construction of the future 

rhc Health (Y^ntcr announces gynecological ser- 
vices will now be available on Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. 
Karen McCiinn. M.S.N, will be available. Walk-ins 
will be seen, but appointments are suggested by call- 
ing x<M()71. 


Staff Ki-porlcr 

With the of interest in the nKni- 
ern building of dams, bridges, high- 
ways, buildings, airports and water 
purification facilities to further ad- 
vance and help tcxiay's s(Kicty, civil 
engineering is a program that prepares 
college students to face this challenge 
of protecting the environment and 
.safety of the community 

Villanovas civil engineering pro- 
gram offers a l(K>k into the broad spec 
trum of this field. 

It is the inventing of facilities that 
will fit well mto modern life by dis- 
pensing the ways and the means to this 

The civil engineering program is 
noted for thtiroughly equipping its stu- 
dents with the knowledge it takes to 
become suciessful engineers It con 
lams flexible classes thai relate to the 

student's needs and allows each stu- 
dent to take the traditional engineer- 

It includes an extensive 
outlook of pressing 
problems while it pro- 
vides the basic funda- 
mentals of planning, de- 
cision making and con- 
struction that wiU even- 
tually solve these prob- 

mg courses 

Anv course taken from outside the 

department may take the place of a 

To become part of this program, 
one must be in good academic .stand- 
ing with at a 2.0 for the Univer- 
sity and especially a 2.0 in technical 
courses such as math, science and en- 
gineering titled courses. 

There are a variety of job opp<irtu- 
nities for the civil engineering major 
that range from the construction of 
buildings to creating a system that 
eliminates wastes and produces an 
adequate water supply. 

"Civil engineering is the health, 
welfare and safety of society," said Dr. 
Ix:wis J. Mathers, chwrperson of the 
civil engineering department 

Ilie array of projects that need to 
be done for the common good are end 
less. Civil engineers have the oppor 
tunity to adhere to this It is not 
only a major, but a major benefit to 
the populace 

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In a simulated dorm room fire, 30 
seconds after the first flame appears, 
the temperature will be 150 degrees 
fahrenheit, and "one breath of this 
heated air would sear your lungs and 
kill you," says the University of Geor- 
gia Environmental Safety Services. 
1 his is even more of a concern in light 
of a Jan. 7 Manhattan apartment build- 
ing fire caused by a halogen lamp. 

"We are very nervous for the stu- 
dents knowing they [halogen lamps] 
have been a cause of fires," said As- 
sistant Director of Residence Life 
Marie Schauder. At Villanova, there 
have been five fires caused by halo- 
gen lamps, the most recent happening 
over winter break when a halogen 
lamp was left on. So far, only personal 
property and dorm rooms have been 

In July 1996, the Consumer Prod- 
uct Safety Commission issued a warn- 
ing about the tubular light bulbs in 
halogen lamps. "The torchiere or pole 
lamps are free standing lamps with the 
light fixture mounted on top of a pole 
about six feet tall," said the release. 

Each contains special tubular bulbs 
of 300 watts that reach 970 degrees or 
5fH) watts that reach 1,200 degrees. A 

high-powered normal incandescent 
bulb of l.'iO watts goes onlv to 340 

Because of the danger. Underwrit- 
ers Laboratories will impose a more 
difficult safety standard as of Febru- 
ary,1997. In a "Dateline NBC " re- 
port, the less powerful halogen bulb, 
the 3(X) watt and not the hotter 51M) 
watt, was tested to see if the halogen 

lamps already .sold could meet the new 
guidelines. A lamp is safe if a .special 
type of cloth can "be draped over the 
top of the lamp" for seven hours with- 
out igniting. 

It ttK)k 25 seconds for the cloth to 
ignite, and the portion of the cloth 
above the bulb "went up in flames in 
34 seconds." After those 34 seconds , 
the University of Georgia Environ- 

mental Safety Services has shown 
that, for a typical dorm room, in only 
another 30 seconds it will be 150 de- 

"Breathing the carbon monoxide 
would cause you to be unconscious in 
a matter of seconds," said the report. 
So if you have a problem with your 
halogen lamp, "remember this; you 
have 30 seconds — no more" and that 


Halogen lamps have been blamed for five fires on this campus. 

"smoke inhalation is the killer in 85 
percent of deaths." 

Atlcr one minute, the fire in the 
dorm room is 300 degrees, and after 
three minutes, it is 1500 degrees. 

Accordingly, Residence Life offers 
some safety tips. Keep halogen lamps 
away from any curtains that can blow 
onto them, above desktops where 
loose paper is a hazard and away from 
beds because of sheets and blankets 

Also, never leave a "lamp on when 
vou leave the room or are not at 
home," and "operate the lamp at a 
lower setting than the maximum 
whenever pH)ssible." 

For now, the Villanova policv is 
that halogen lamps are "discouraged," 
unlike at Harvard, Yale and RPl where 
they have been banned. Residence 
IJfe says that it is in the process ot 
learning more and alerting the stu- 
dents, but would "not rule out some- 
where down the line" the banning of 
halogen lamps. 

If banned, halogen lamps would be 
"added onto the list of open llamcs" 
as an equivalent danger of smoking or 
incense burning. At lloor meetings in 
dorms, RAs will make sure students 
are "aware of the dangers and use cau- 
tiously the halogen lamps," said 

Collegians for life hold conference 


Staff Reporter 

This past weekend, college stu- 
dents from across the country came 
together at Georgetown University 
at the 10th Annual American Colle- 
gians for Life Conference. Students 
from as far as San Francisco and 
Florida attended the event. Villanova 
was represented by a contingent 
from Villanovans for Life. Leading 
pro-life spokespeople from govern- 
ment, the media, academia and right 
to life groups addressed the confer- 

Abortion was often the focal 
point of the presentations but a vari- 
ety of other topics were discus.sed 
including euthanasia, philosophical 
approaches to rights and freedom 
and family values. In addition to gen- 
eral lectures, students attended vari- 
ous workshops that included ideas 
for strengthening and promoting the 
pro-life movement on and 
techniques for winning the abortion 

Two of the featured speakers 
were Douglas Scott, the president of 
Life Decisions International and 
Gary Bauer, the president of the 
Family Research Council and former 
member of the Reagan administra- 

tion. Scott has led various successful 
projects aimed at getting corporations 
to stop funding Planned Parenthood. He 
sees choice as something given to us 
by God^nd feels that many people to- 
day are worshiping a false god of 

Bauer also addressed the issue of 
choice feeling that abortion allows 
choice "except for those who it affects 
the most." Bauer said that the saddest 
moment for him while working for 
President Reagan was the Baby Doe 
case. President Reagan appealed to the 
Federal Court to help Baby Doe but, as 
Bauer stated, a court that could find 
rights for "thugs, pimps and pomogra- 
phers could not find rights for Baby 
Doe." The baby starved. 

Several prominent women addres.sed 
the convention including talk .show host 
By Buchanan, sister and campaign man- 
ager of Pat Buchanan, and Serrin Fos- 
ter, executive director of Feminists for 
Life of America. Foster feels that abor- 
tion undermines the importance and 
significance of motherhood and de- 
means the dignity of women. 

Dr. Edmund Pellegrino of 
Georgetown University, one of the lead- 
ing medical ethicists in the country. 
sp<ike about euthanasia, an especially 
volatile topic which the Supreme Court 
is expected to make a mling on in June 

Pellegrino argued against the idea of 
euthanasia for the purpose of compas- 
sion. Corppassion means to suffer 
along with and to try to take upon one- 
self the suffering of another. 

He feels that euthanasia is often 
used by family members of the ill and 
doctors to alleviate their own suffer- 
ing rather than to respect the dignity 
of patients. He cited cases in the Neth- 
erlands where euthanasia is legal, in 
which "mercy killing" was performed 
because of a doctor's recommenda- 
tion or at a family's request without 
the patient's consent. Pellegrino feels 
that if we allow limited euthanasia it 
will inevitably lead to a slippery slope 
of continual decline in respect for hu- 
man life. 

The conference culminated in a riv- 
eting address by talk show and 
former presidential candidate. Dr. 
Alan Keyes. Keyes said that abortion 
"involves something deeply funda- 
mental it touches on the root 
of what we should be as a people." 

Keyes argued that the rights we so 
espouse come not from the Constitu- 
tion, but from God as our founders 
were fighting for them before the Con- 
stitution existed. When we use this 
freedom to destroy principles of jus- 
tice, we destroy any sense of rights 

Professor brings reality to class 

Greek Briefs 

Delta Gamma would like to congratulate all of our new sisters. Thanks 
to Christine Vrataric and all of our si.sters who made rush so successful 
The sisters of Delia Gamma would like lo congratuiale Colleen Otlerbein 
for being chosen as a member of the 1 997 Steering Committee and Chrissy 
Faistl for being chosen as a member of the management team for Speciai 
Olympics. And last but not least, congratulations to Melissa Sicola and 
Kristen Baranowski who both secured post-graduation jobs with Arthur 

Congratulations to our new pledge Special thanks to Renee 
Kinloch for doing such a wonderful job as rush chair. Also, thank you to 
our outgoing executive board for serving the chapter this past year. Best 
of luck to our new board members as they kick off another Pi Phi year. 
Congratulations to cheerleaders Shannon Ritz and co-captain Kristie Greco 
who helped their team place fourth in the nation two weeks ago. Great 
job girls! 

Congratulations ADPis and welcome to all our new Alphas and get 
ready for an experience that will last a lifetime. Special thanks to Jane 
and Deanna for your hard work. It's Roe's turn to take over! Three words 
for everyone — no more workshops! Hope everyone is enjoying Spirit 
Week, great job Steph I).! And of course, everyone can start looking for- 
ward to the retreat, it's always an adventure when we get together 

Alpha Chi's want to thank our awesome rush chair and assistant rush 
chair, Elana and Norma, for doing such an amazing job: we love you! 
Good luck to the 1997 Alpha Chi exec, this will be our best year yet! To 
Gerda and the 1996 exec; you guys are simply the best! Thank you for 

Tri-Delta would like to welcome our new members to our chapter and 
to spending more time together We would like to congratulate all of the 
new officers on their induction last Tuesday and commend the outgoing 
officers on jobs well done because they are forever.gracious for their time 
and dedication. 



Staff Reporter 

Dr. William B. Waegel of the so- 
ciology department became the first 
profes.sor in the College of Arts and 
Sciences to digital ize all supplemen- 
tary material used in teaching the 
juvenile delinquency class offered at 
the University. 

In 1978, Waegel arrived at the 
University as a "freshly coined 
PhD " after he received his gradu- 
ate degree from the University of 
Delaware. In 1990, he accepted the 
position of the chairperson of the 
Sociology department. 

For the past two years Waegel has 
been collecting data needed to suc- 
cessfully digitiaize his juvenile de- 
linquency This data included 
numerous interviews with judges, 
probation officers, incarcerated chil- 
dren and video tapes of court hear 
ings Utilizing all of this material 

allows Waegel to click on an icon on a 
computer screen which automatically 
brings up any one of these supplemen- 
tary materials which were edited into 
three to five minute clips. 

Waegel said that his goal was not to 
make a complete multimedia presenta- 
tion, but rather to support his classes 
with a variety of multimedia informa- 
tion. He .said, "I can use this supple- 
mentary material so that 1 can integrate 
lightly into my class allowing students 
to interact with the data." 

Waegel said he encourages his stu- 
dents to think about how the world 
works and in particular to think about 
the basic dynamics that produce crime 
and what might be done about it. He 
attempts to teach his students to take a 
broader view of crime in the United 
States. Waegel hopes his .students will 
gain a better understanding of how their 
classroom knowledge actually pertains 
to real-life situations 


Professor Waegel incorporates the computer into his teaching 

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Nova art gallery anticipates Black History Month 

Special lo the Vlllanovan 

Works bv aIllsI^ ol ilic Souihwcst 
Ctimiiiunii\ I iiiKhiiunt Center ot 
PhiladelpliKi imii selected pieces l>v 
African-American artists ttom 
Villanova University's collectKHi iii an 
upcoming celebration ot "Black His 
torv Month"' at the Villanova Art (jal- 

A public reception for the artists 
at the gallery on 2>. Irom 3 to > 
p.m., will feature rhythm and blues 
and ja// vocals and nistrumentals bv 
the Denise king Irio. The pul)lic is 
invited free of charge. The show, en- 
titled "African-American Art, Present 
and Past, " will be at the gallery, in the 
Connelly Center on the Villanova 
campus until Feb. 26. 

"1 stand back in amazement at the 
raw talent that exists within these art- 
ists," said Sister Helen David 
Brancato, I.H.M., who is director of 
the Enrichment Center's art program. 

"Not one of the residents whose 
work is in the Villanova show was a 
working artist before 1990," says 
Brancato. "Some had wanted to be 
artists, but didn't believe they had the 
talent . Still others had never consid- 
ered even trying. In six short years, 
they have all exhibited, selling artists. 
What thev have accomplished is truly 

"Everybody is a teacher and every- 
bodv is a student," said Brancato. 
"Each talent is explored and brought 
out. We critique one another, tell each 

olhet when our work is good, and 
u Ik II \s e believe we can ni.ike il truei. 
Each arlisi coiius tmm .i (litteuiit per- 
son. il place thev have in common is lion- 
cstv; each o| the works in the 
Villanova show is vibrant and true to 
the experience of the artists." .Some 
ot the tealured artists include, Anna 
Mae Arnold. Ruth Barkley. Mina 
Casey, Calvin Casey, Eou Smith, Ida 
May Svdnor, Doris lurner and Mary 
Ward. ' 

Founded in l'>69, the Kingsessing- 
based f-.nrichment Center was 
launched as a non-profit, community- 
run organization lo empower residents 
through direct involvement in program 
design and implementation. 

In addition to art, its services en- 
compass employment training, a 
school homework club, a senior club, 
study a.ssistance and mentoring pro- 
grams for teenagers and a parenting 
skills curriculum. 

Works selected from the Villanova 
collection are by an internationally 
awarded artist Paul Farewell Keene of 
Philadelphia who will display his 
works which are in the John Hay 
Whitney Collection, the Pennsylvania 
Academy of Fine Arts and Howard 
University, among others. 

Renowned African -American 
painter and etcher Beulah Stevenson 
will also be a featured artist. Her 
works have been exhibited at muse- 
ums and galleries across the United 
States, Europe and Asia. 

Ruth Barkley, the "Grandma Moses" of the art center. 

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Watercolorist and printer Howard 
N. Watson is known for his illustra- 
tions in books such as "Old Philadel- 
phia Impressions," "The Proud Past," 
and "Philadelphia Watercolors." His 
paintings have been viewed at the 
White House and Capitol. 

Curlee Raven Holton, an award- 
winning printmaker, writer and edu- 
cator will also have his works on dis- 
play. Holton is professor of 
printmaking, drawing and African- 
American history at Eafayette Col- 
lege, Easton, Pa. 

His strong works examine the Af- 
rican-American experience through 
pers(mal interpretation of African- 
American history 

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Distinguished Lecturer 

Peter H. Raven 

Directory Missouri Botanical Garden 

Public Lecture 

Biological extinction: 
its scope and meaning for us 

3:30 PM, Saturday 25, January 1997 
Connelly Center Cinema, Villanova University 

Refreshments at 3:00 PM in the cinema foyer. 

Dr. Raven, an internationally renowned investigator of plant evolution, is an ardent spokesman on the preservation of 
biological diversity and protection of the world's ecosystems. He is Home Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences 
and a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Dr. Raven is the 1997 recipient of 
Villanova University's Mendel Medal, awarded for distinguished service in advancing the cause of science. More information 
about Dr. Raven and the Mendel Medal is available at: HTTPr/ 

Co-Sponsored by: 
Delaware Valley Chapter — Society for Conservation Biology 

The Ecological Society of Villanova 







The Best and Worst of 1996 . . . 

It's hard to believe that another year 
has passed once again, in keeping 
with tradition, the Fntertainment sec- 
tion has compiled a list of the best and 
worst the industry had to offer in "96. 
See for yourself why we think Urkel 
and friends must go, why Hootie and 
his Blowfish should head back to 
South Carolina and why it's too bad 
that Tori Spelling's daddy couldn't buy 
her some acting talent to go with thai 
new nose. 

Artist of the Year: 

Dave: I'll refer you to the best al- 
bum because ideally the best artist 
produced the best album. 

Emily: I can't believe I'm actually 
writing this, but the Artist Formerly 
Known as Prince managed to disap- 
pear for 10 years, change his entire 
persona and still reclaim the praise of 
die-hard fans. I'm not saying I'm one 
of them, but someone besides Oprah 
has to give this guy his due. 

Marissa: Beck- He is always on 
the cutting edge and is definitely the 
arbiter of rock and roll's future. 

Sara: I don't believe that I'm 
about to write this, but if you think of 
1996 you think of Alanis. She had an 
incredibly successful year. I'm still 
trying to figure out why. 

Best Album: 

Dave: Aenima--'Yoo\. Read my ar- 
ticle, see them, buy the record! 

Emily: I'll admit that before I read 
Marissa's review of the Cardigans' 
thjrd CD, First Band on the Moon, I 
didn't know much about their sound. 
But when I listened for myself, I 
couldn't help but become addicted to 
their mellow, upbeat rhythms. The 
result is an amusing CD that gets lots 
of playing time on my stereo. 

Marissa: CWe/ay -Beck. The de- 
finitive album of 1996, it fuses every- 
thing from folk, to hip-hop, to coun- 
try, to funk lo noisy punk. This al- 
bum is in a genre all its own. 

Sara: Bringing Down the Horse hy 
the Wallflowers. I know "6th Avenue 
Heartache" is over-played, but the rest 
of the album is well worth a listen! 

Best Single: 

sweater, the slick sliill ol your cai ' 
Certainly not in your hair, what's the 
poinl of thai'.' 

Sara: 111 h.ive lo agree with Imily 
on this one. 

Best Male Singer: 

Dave: Chris Cornell ol 
Soundgarden-l' m just amazed that he 
still can sing. 

Emily: If Jakob Dylan continues 
in the tradition of papa Bob, it looks 
as though we'll soon have another 
musical legend on our hands. 

Marissa: Pavarotti. He is the mas- 
ter of disaster, the mack-daddy of op- 
era and no one's vocal chords are as 
in shape as his. 

Sara: The guy from Kula Shaker. I 
don't know his name, but I love his 


Dave: 'Whoever You Are" by 
Cieggy Tah I love this song I dont 
care who else does, but sometimes I 
really appreciate people letting me 
change lanes while I'm driving in my 

Emily: "Popular" by Nada Surf 
No matter how many times you hear 
them, lines like "I'm never last 
picked" and "my mom says I'm a 
catch" plunge listeners into the depths 
of high school nostalgia 

Marissa: "Brainstew/Jaded," by 
Green Day. Anyone who knows me 
understands I'm a huge Green Day 
fan Got to stick with my boys. 

Sara: "Standing Outside A Phone 
Bo<ith with. ..Whatever," by Primitive 
Radio Gods. 

Worst Trend: 

Dave: Flbonics- If I say any more I 
might get in trouble. 

Emily: The Macarcna OK- it was 
fun while it lasted, but its trendiness 
quotient has now passed the point of 

Marissa: Butterfly clip 
Hmm let's .see what new place we 
could put this clip on On the strap of 
your school bag, the bottom of vour 

Best Female Singer: 

Dave: Tracy Bonham- She rocks 

Emily: Sarah McLachlan- her 
songs brilliantly combine a haunting 
voice and melodious harmonies. 

Marissa: Patti Smith. This diva 
of punk is the only female artist of 
1996 who truly knows what good rock 
and roll is. 

Sara: Fiona Apple, what a voice! 

Best Soundtrack: 

Dave: "Shine"- An outstanding 
movie with beautiful accompaniment 
I cried. 

Emily: I heard the soundtrack from 
"Romeo and Juliet" includes a diverse 
mix of songs. 

Marissa: "Trainspotting"- Not as 
graphic as the movie but it gives you 
an adrenaline rush just the same. 

Sara: "Romeo and Juliet, " I guess. 

Worst Album: 

Dave: h uirwcathcr Johnson- 
Whenever I hear Hootie, et al., I get 
violent and that is simply not healthy 

Emily: The Counting Crows' 
newest album contains no new talent 
and offers more of the same stale lyr- 
ics and boring rhythms. Fairweathcr J ohnson by 
Hootie and the Blowfish Stormy 
weather is more like it This album 
has no substance and is just another 
overplayed waste of air space 

Sara: Sheryl Crow by Sheryl 
Crow I wouldn't have put my name 
on it if I was her 

Worst Single: 

Dave: Rush- Is Gavin so gorgeous 
that we should ihiow money at hiin 
for singing "Swallow?" 

Emily: Oasis 1 know Cara shot 
them down last year, but she's sliU 
right (that's why she was promoted, 
you know). 1, too, refuse to listen to 
these Beatles rip-olfs, no mallet how 
over-played their songs are 

Marissa: Counting Crows. They 
are wimp-rock at its finest. 

Sara: (iin Blo.s.soms. 1 can't stand 
that guys voice! 

Worst Male Singer: 

Dave: Lead vocalist of Psychotica. 
1'hey opened for Tool I hope I never 
hear or see him and his rubber suit 

Emily: Ihe lead singer from 
Counting Crows He has the innate 
ability to make every single one of 
their songs sound the same. 

Marissa: Prince. I couldn't find 
his symbol on my keyboard. 

Sara: My brother will kill me for 
this one , but it would have to be James 
Hetfield of Metallica. 

Worst Female Singer: 

Dave: The lead singer from 
Republica- Great, she is on the roof- 
top, she is ready to go. Somebody push 

Emily: ( jwen Stefani of No Doubt 
1 .istening to her sing on "Don't Speak" 
is almost physically painful She 
should take her own advice. 

Marissa: Whitney Houston. AJ/ 
right, maybe her voice isn't that bad 
but she is so darn annoying. Enough 
with the vibrato lip. and the shallow 
movie parts. 

Sara: Donna Lewis If I hear "I 
I^)ve You Always Forever " one more 

Best TV Show: 

Dave: "Beyond 2(KM) " and "The 
Next Step "(Discovery Channel ) 

Emily: Unfortunately, 1 saw one 
loo many "HR" reruns this year to 
nominate it for best show Runners 
up are "Seinfeld" and the new "Rosie 
()'I)onnell Show" "Seinfeld " One word 

Sara: loss up--" Seinfeld " or 
"I.R ■" 

Dave: "What I (iot " by Sublime 
As if Oasis hadnt ripped off the 
Beatles -enough already 

Emily: This one is definitely a 
toss-up between what's-her-name's "I 
Love You, Always, Forever" and 
Celine Dion's "All Coming Back to 
Me." If I hear either of these annoy- 
ing .songs one more time. I just may 
be forced to throw my stereo out the 

Marissa: "It's All Coming Back 
to Me" by Celine Dion It is cheesy 
in the worst way Can she not make a 
hit song, once? They all s(nind 
the same anyway 

Sara: Isn't it Ironic, don't you 

Worst Band: 

Best Movie: 

Dave: "Fargo "- Superb plot, great 
dialogue, and that wood chipper 

Emily: "I'he Iruth About Cats and 
Dogs" was one of this year's most 
entertaining movies In fact, I was so 
impressed that I chose Janeane 
( iarofalo as best adress If you mis.sed 
it, get to Blockbuster pronto to see 
what makes this romantic comedy so 

Marissa: "Cable (Juy" I could 
have picked a serious, meaningful 
drama but none of them had me going 
back two more times to see them. 

Sara: "Fargo "" (iotta love the ac 

off her clothes docs not guarantee an 
Umi.ilie box ottice success'.' 

Marissa: ■'IMkiumihiioii ' lohn 
Travoll.i maile Ins cikli cuinehack 
with "Pulp Iiction and he ended it 
with "Phenomenon." 

Sara: "Fear." For a suspense 
movie , it was pretty predictable. 

Best Actor: 

Dave: Hugh Grant in "Extreme 
Measures." He deserves to be remem- 
bered for more than associating with 
a prostitute. 

Emily: Even though Johnny Depp 
wasn't in any blockbusters this year, 1 
still think he's one of the best young 
actors in Hollywood. 

Marissa: Leonardo DiCaprio 
Lver since I saw him in the "Basket- 
ball Diaries" I have admired his work 
He is a brilliant, young actor thai 
shines in every part he takes-and he's 
not bad looking either. 

Sara: Jonathan Lipnicky ( "Jerry 
Maguire"). He was so cute and Tom 
Cruise wasn't too bad himself. 

Worst Movie: 

Dave: Anything Schwarzenegger 
or Slv Stallone do is just bad 

Emily: There were many bad mov- 
ies this vear. but I think 'Striptease " 
probably takes the cake Will Demi 
be 85 before she realizes that taking 

Best Actress: 

Dave: I refrain from selection on 
the basis that my an.swer might in- 
criminate me on the grounds of a sex- 
ist bias. 

Emily: Janeane Garofalo's witty 
portrayal of a neurotic animal shrink 
is what makes the "Truth About Cats 
and Dogs" one of 1996's best movies 

Marissa: Drew BariymoTe- Acting 
all her life, she comes off tike she was 
born to play every part she takes on 
Even though she was basically only 
in the previews of "Scream" hers is a 
stellar performance that launched the 
first five minutes of the movie. 

Sara: I'd have to agree with 
Marissa on this one. 

Worst TV Show: 

Dave: Nightly news 

Emily: Once and for all. we must 
stop the insanity and remove the en- 
tire "T(iIF " lineup from the televi 
sion airwaves 

Marissa: "Bavwalch" David 
Ha.sselhoff and plastic Barbie dolls 
running around the beach does not 
make for good entertainment F'ver 

Sara: Pick any of the " KjII" line 

Worst Actor: 

Dave: 1 teel bad giving Arnold two 
awards but at least I'm consistent 

Emily: Why is it so hard to nar 
row this topic'' Overall, the worst I've 
seen is .\rnold Schwarzenegger, even 
though most of his movies succeed in 
the box office. Isn't getting paid $20 
million per movie enough incentive to 
take some English lessons'' I'll stop 
my bashing when I hear the lermina 
lor pronounce a word that has more three syllables 

Mari.ssa: O J Simpson Oh yeah, 
the killer is still out there O.J., and if 
happens to be YOU' 

Sara: Marky Mark m "lear" 1 
don't believe people get paid to act so 
badly. He should stick to the under 
wear ads. 

Worst Actress: 

Dave: Refer to the Best Actress 

Emily: Anil llu winner is. ..Pamela 
Ire No, I didn'l see "Barb Wire" biii 

from what I heard, it's worse than a 
Haywatch" epi.sode without a music 
video-enough said. 

Marissa: Toii Spelling- We all 
know lliis an head would be working 
at Contempo Casuals if it wasn't for 
her rich ilaildv 

Sara: Ion Spelling- enough said. 

Best Section of the 

Dave: After ours, it's a toss up be- 
tween Marc and Ann 

Emily: Who made up ihis ques- 

Mari.ssa: Entertainment, of course. 

Sara: Ed have to say Entertain- 
ment. Eve been warned that if I don't 
I'll be forced to type the concert list- 
ing eternally. 

Biggest Bummer: 

Dave: Resurgence of heroin in pop 

Emily: Ihe death of George 
Burns- I'm so glad he made it to 100, 
but who wouldn't have loved to see 
him continue acting for years to come? 

Marissa: Many albums bombed 
this year but the biggest flop had lo 
be Pearl Jams SO Code II should be 
called A'o A/ore. 

Sara: Jim Carey got paid $20 mil- 
lion for the "Cable Guy. " 

Best Band; 

Dave: Rage or 3 1 1 - -They both can 
kick it in a phut way. Sometimes Zack 
just needs to relax a little, not too 
much, just a little 

Emily: After hearing the Dave 
Matthews band live, Em once again 
inclined to give them best band- noth- 
ing compares to Ixroi Moore's talents 
on every background instrument imag- 

Marissa: WEEZER- -Great al- 
bum, great in concert, great rock and 
roll "Pinkerlon" is filled with raw 
emotion and is even more compelling 
than their first album. They are sim- 
ply feel -good rock that blows me away 
with their quirky riffs and blatant hon- 
esty each time 1 listen to them 

Sara: Ed have to say U2, even 
though only half of them actually put 
out a single this past year 1 love U2! 

Most Overrated : 

Dave: Beavis and Butthead- 
Ehey're not real. 

Emily: Antonio Banderas- 1 don't 
think he can act Who told him he 
could sing? Barbra Siriesand Like 
bulla'.' I don't think so 1 get 
vaklempled everytime I see her at- 
tempting to act and direct 

.Sara: "Mars Attacks" With so 
many big names in the, you'd have 
thought il would be just a little enter- 

Most underrated: 

Dave: Emily 

Emily: Dave 

Marissa: Jon Spencer Blues Ex- 
plosion- Elvis IS alive and Ironting this 
enormoiislv talented blues/funk rock 

Sara: Ihe NBC Monday Night 
Movie predictable plots and bad act- 
ing, what mure could you ask lor? 

Tliere von h.ivo it. 

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January 24, 1997 






T A 1 



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Picture Perspectives: "Everyone Says I Love You" 

"Everyone Says I Love You " is 
Woody Allen's latest endeavor. The 

mitsual-comvd\-r(>mann' stars a cast 
not conxfntionallv linked to the mu- 
sical world Woods Allen, who wrote 
and directed the film, plays a nervous 
man deprived of true love Cioldie 
I lawn plays his ex- wife and A Ian. A Ida 
plays her new hnshand Drew 
Burrvmore (the onlv cast meniher 
whose stnf^m^ was duhhed), Julia 
Roberts, Edward .Norton and Tim 
Roth help round out the cast 

The story has a multitude of suh 
plots as opposed to a sintile focused 
narrative. Allen 's character, ^eitinii 
over being dumped bv his latest lover. 
has an affair with the married Rob- 
erts before running back in the "hap- 
pily" married Hawn. Their daughler 
jumps into several different men s 
arms, getting engaged and 
unengaged in the process. On a simi- 
lar note. Barrvmore gets engaged. 
dumps her fiancee for an ex-con, and 
then gets re-engaged. 

The movie is set m .\'ew York, fans 
and Venice. 

Not enough 


As much as it pains me to admit it. 
Woody Allen tends to be a rather hu- 
morous fellow* As writer and direc- 
tor, though, he fails to exploit his 
greatest asset, namely himself. Unfor- 
tunately, the various subplots relegate 
Allen to a supportuig role The result 

is an Mitcrniittcntly amusing tale with 
extended periods of stagnation 

The unfolding of the plot leaves 
little room for character development; 
thus, commiseration is nearly impos- 
sible. The story's reliance on infidel- 
ity and the (»ther pitfalls of modern 
romance tend to compound this prob- 
lem, leaving the viewer with a cast of 

unsympathetic personalities, all ot 
whom (with the noted exception of 
Allen) overreach in their attempts to 
be witty. 

A.S with most second-rate musicals, 
the lyrical scores are forced. The first 
few dance scenes are mildly clever, 
but by the end of the movie, repeti- 
tion transforms the clever into tedious. 

The movies greatest achievement is 
fooling me into believing it is roughly 
twice as long as it actually is. 

Previous Wcxidy Allen works such 
as "The Manhattan Murder Mystery" 
may have pushed my expectations too 
high, but "Everyone" simply misses 
every conceivable mark. 

RATING (out of 10): 4 



■;-:K ** 

Ag^ :#l 




.Man Alda is one of the many stars appearing in the new film, "Everyone Says I Love You." 

No one said, 
"I Love You" 


Despite the fact that both Siskel 
and Ebert named "Everyone Says I 
Love You" one of the top lU films of 
1996, the musical leaves little to be 
desired. Although it is possible to 
overcome the portrayal of New York 
City as a Utopia, the unconvincing 
characters and the fact that Woody 
Allen has played the same character 
in all of his movies, one aspect of this 
film remains inexcusable: the singing. 

To put it simply, this film should 
not have been a musical. I'he numbers 
are forced, awkward and without vo- 
cal talent. The one redeeming quality 
is the choreography, which is sharp 
and original. 

The film is overcrowded with char- 
acters, making it difficult to care for 
any of them. Of the films many ro- 
mances, not one is inspirational. 

Rather, the characters are flighty 
and without much depth. The one 
character who remains consistently 
enjoyable is the son who becomes a 
conservative Republican as a result of 
lack of oxygen to his brain. 

Although "Everyone Says I Love 
You" is a disapptiintment, a few things 
be learned from this film: 1) (loldie 
Hawn is way too old to wear low- 
shirts; 2) Drew Barrymore is a bad ac- 
tress; and 3) Alan Alda would be broke 
if Woody Allen didn't keep getting 
him gigs. 

RATING (out of 10): 4 

Split decision for 
Forman 's latest flick 

\\. WILLEER(;i!SON and 

siiiff Rcftortfrs 

Controversy and spectacle pro- 
vide the key elements in Milos 
Forman s new film "The Pec^ple vs 
Larry Flynt." An internationally 
acclaimed director whose work 
includes classic films such as "One 
flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and 
"Amadeus", Forman delivers another 
Academy Award-winning film full of 
rich performances. 

In this film, Forman depicts-the 
wild and turbulent life of one of the 
most despiseil and disgusted men in 
recent American history, I^irry flynt. 
Flynt (Woody Harrelson), along with 
his wife Althea (Courtnev Love), his 
brother Jimmy (Brett Harrelson)and 
triends. create and publish Hustler 
magazine, a porno mag that redefineii 
the smut industry forever. 

The film follows the various trials 
.ind hardships which Flynt zealously 
endures. He combats opposition such 
as the conservative light wing to the 
bureaucratic government , in order to 
pistifv his cause and. inadvertently, 
protect the first amendment right to 
free speech. 

The film is captivating not onlv ol the political aspect, hut 
also for the personal. FOrnian 
successfullv captures the li>\e ,iihI 
pains ol the m,in ^ lilt , wlmii ,iie 
virtually unknown lo the general 
I'mMic. The strong and loving 
relationship with his wife, his battle 
with drugs, par.ilvsis. and insaiiilv 
are all magnificently c.iptuieil m the 
film, making it a great success 

T. Bone: As the legendary lap 
group Public Fvnemy once decreed, 
"Don't believe the hviie'' The media 
and the million-ili>llar Hollywood 
conglomerates ,ne coercing tin 
general public into believing that this 
movie IS the second coming, when, 
m rcalitv. it is a mediocre film with 
in Miipoil.inl mess, me Woodv 

Harrelson surprises me by putting on 
a good show, as does Ed Norton. All 
the critics who are proclaiming 
Courtney Lx)ve, however, as the next 
great actress are simply blowing 
smoke. She is an ex-|unkie, who did 
heroin during her pregnancy, playing 
a junkie- not much of a stretch And 
why hasn't anyone raved about her 
acting in previous films? All in all. 
"1 he People vs Larrv Flint" is an in- 
teresting film, but It lacks in many 

The Thrill: T. Bone, you are 
showing your roots, by kickin" it old 
school. So what if I^we is an ex- 
junkie playing a junkie? If the shoe 
fits wear it; in this case, it is as snug 
as the glass slipper on Cinderella 
We will see in future roles if she is a 
great actress, but as far as this film is 
concerned, she is superb. As an avid 
subscriber to Hustler. I was sincerelv 
surprised at I Bone's negative 
opinion of the movie It is excellent, 
particularly because of its realism. 

The film is captivating 
not only because of 
the political aspect, 
but also for the 

1 he liim tloes not tiy to |)oili,i\ 
Lirrv Flvnt as some kind of defeiuin 
of the Constitution; moreover. In is 
depicted as the scum he is, who. m 
llie name of bad taste and moral iii 
decency, stumbled upon our right to 
fiec spect h .iiul (litiiided it toi .ill ol 

(jO see this tilm, mmi will not he 

" The Postman " launches 
spring Cultural Film Series 




Staff Reporter 

On Saturday evening in the Con- 
nelly Center Cinema, Villanova's 
Spring 1997 Cultural Film and Lec- 
ture Series, "Reel Lives, " gets under- 
way with a .screening of 1995 Acad- 
emy Award nominee "The Postman" 
( "II Poslino"). 

Phis Italian import, directed by 
Michael Radford, is a fictionalized 
account of actual events in the life of 
famed Chilean pcK't Pablo Ncruda. In 
1952, Neruda was exiled from his 
native ("hile for espousing ( 'ommumst 

He found refuge in Italy, where he 
took up residency in a fishing village 
on a small island near Sicily Here, ac- 
cording to the film, he meets the title 
character, Mario, an unassuming post- 
man who is given the job ot deliver- 
ing Neruda "s mail. 

When Mario eventually works up 
the courage to speak to the poet, he 
engages him in conversations about 
writing. Neruda becomes Mario's 
teacher, instructing him in lessons of 
poetry and its relationship to life, par- 
ticularly in the realm of romance. At 

first, Mario seems one-dimensional, 
perhaps even a simpleton. But as the 
storv, he turns out to be a 
startlingly complex character. 

Mario is memorably played by Ital- 
ian actor/comedian/director Massimo 
Iroisi. While virtually unknown in the 
United States prior to the of 
"The Postman," Troisi was a beloved 
screen presence in Italy, where he was 
known as the Italian Robin Williams 
or Jim Carrey. 

Part of the popularity of "The Post- 
man" can be attributed to the real-life 
drama that unfolded behind the 
scenes. Troisi, plagued by a life-long 
heart ailment, had wanted to direct as 
well as star in this film, but he real- 
ized that taking on both roles would 
tax his health. 

He asked his friend Michael 
Radford, known for directing the 19K4 
film version of '19K4, " period piece 
"White Mischief," to take over the tli- 
rectorial duties. 

Troisi was also given the opportu 
nity to receive a heart transplant be- 
fore filming began, but he insisted on 
completing "The Postman" first, jok- 
ing that he wanted the last piece of 
his okl heart to become part of the 

film. Troisi died at the age of 41, just 
one day after filming on "The Post- 
man" was completed. 

"The Postman" will have four 
screenings in the Connelly Center 
Cinema: , Jan. 25 at 7 p.m., Jan. 26 at 
?i:M) and 7 p.m.; and , Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. 

Admission to any screening is $3 
for students with valid ID and $4 for 
all others. As with all foreign films in 
the series, "The Postman" will be 
shown in its original language. Ital- 
ian, with English subtitles. 

The Monday evening showing 
of'The Postman" will feature a guest 
speaker. Back by popular demand, lo- 
cal film expert Tim Corrigan will in- 
troduce the film and speak on "The 
Ficauty of Figure" following the view- 
ing period 

In addition to teaching film courses 
at Temple University and participat- 
ing in the Philadelphia Festival of 
World Cinema, Dr. Corrigan recently 
spent a year in Italy, where he taught 
at Temple's Rome campus 

For more informatit^n, please call 
x9475() on weekdays between '' am. 
and 5 p ni. 

1995 Academy Award nominee "The Postman" ("II Postino") kicks off Villanova's spring 1997 Cultural Film 
and Ix'cfiirt' .Series. 

January 24, 1997 


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Eating on the Main Line 


Lnlt'rluinmeiU tdllor 

I'he proprietors of Peace A Pizza 
had a unique idea when they opened 
Ardmore's newest eatery a few 
months ago. These days, shoppers and 
movie-goers alike can be found cram- 
ming into the tiny five-table restaurant 
at all hours. They come with a mis- 
sion to find the perfect slice of gour- 
met pizza, and many are willing to 
sample all 25 kinds before deciding 
on a personal favorite. 

The only thing harder than choos- 
ing what type of pizza to order at 
Peace A Pizza is finding a seat among 
the crowd. WTien my starving compan- 
ion and I visited the restaurant on a 
frigid Saturday night, it was jammed, 
so we were relegated to sitting at the 
counter. After marking our seating ter- 
ritory with an array of coats, gloves 
and scarves, we forced our way into a 
makeshift line. In this free-for-all, 
people were shouting orders at one 
very flustered employee who tried his 

hardest to create some semblance of 
organization. Much lo our surprise, we 
learned that we could not order any 
kind of pizza we wanted; if we were 
buying by the slice, we had to choose 
from the six pies displayed in the 
counter before us. Fhe selection pro- 
cess was arduous to say the least. 
Since the pizzas were not labeled, we 
had to decipher for ourselves what 
they contained. This is a difficult task 
when one kind of pizza has over seven 

On this particular night, diners 
could choose among barbecue 
chicken, lasagna, beef taco, 
mediterranean salad, seafood and feta 
cheese pizzas. Once we placed our 
order, we scurried to the head of an- 
other line to pay for our meals. After 
being re-heated in a large brick oven, 
dinner was served. The taste of the piz- 
zas was worth the wait. Each of our 
barbecue chicken pieces had just the 
right amount of barbecue sauce, white 
meat chicken and mozzarella cheese, 
served on a seasoned crust. 

Overall, my dining experience at 
Peace A Pizza prcwcd enjoyable On 
any given night, customers can sample 
a huge assortment of pizzas, ranging 
from the plain cheese and pepperoni 
variety, to the truly unusual buffalo 
wmg blue cheese and caesar salad piz- 
zas. The price of a generous slice av- 
erages at $2.50 and a whole 16-inch 
pie usually costs $13.50. In addition 
to serving gourmet pizza, the restau- 
rant also offers freshly-baked calzone, 
homemade soups and .salads. 

Maybe this large array of choices 
is what accounts for the frenzied pace 
of the restaurant, but 1 would recom- 
mend stopping by on a less busy day 
and time. Peace A Pizza is conve- 
niently located at 4 Station Road in 
Ardmore, directly across from the 
Ardmore train .station. If you go, be 
sure to fill out a commentcard; for the 
first one fully completed, the restau- 
rant will mail customers a coupon for 
a free slice- a good deal for students. 

Call (610) 896-4488 for more in- 

Cultural Film Series preview 


Staff Reporter 

Cinema lovers rejoice! Villanova's 
Spring, 1997 Cultural Film and Lec- 
ture Series, "Reel Lives," has an- 
nounced its line-up. Whether fiction 
or documentary, the 10 motion pic- 
tures in this series are reality based, 
having been inspired by actual char- 
acters and/or events. Eiach film will be 
.shown four times in the Connelly Cen- 
ter Cinema (Saturday at 7 p.m., Sun- 
day at 3:30 and 7 p.m., and Monday 
at 7 p.m.). Every Monday evening 
screening will be introduced by a guest 
speaker, who will also lead a discus- 
sion following the viewing period. 

The series kicks off with 1995 
Academy-Award nominee "The Post- 
man (11 Postino)" (Jan 25-27). The 
most popular foreign film ever im- 
ported to the U.S., "The Postman" 
conjures a fictionalized account of 
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's exile on 
Capri that presents poetry as a univer- 
sal form of communication. Lcxal film 
expert Tim Corrigan, a series favor- 
ite, will be the Monday guest .speaker. 

February's offerings begin with 
Maurice Pialat's "Van Gogh" (Feb. 1 - 
3), the 1 1th and arguably the best film 
about the Dutch artist. On Monday, 
Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, a noted femi- film scholar specializing in French 
cinema, will speak on "Pialat/Van 
Gogh: A Cinematic Self-Portrait." 

Coen fans will be glad to hear that 
it's followed by the crime caper 
"Fargo" (Feb. 8-10), the most recent 
and much lauded dark comedy from 
the Coen brothers, purveyors of self- 

referential genre parody. The mellif- 
luous voiced Patrick Stoner, of 
WHYY-TV fame, will do the Mon- 
day evening honors. The fourth film 
in the series is "Thirty-Two Short 
Films About Glenn Gould" (Feb. 15- 
17), which explores the life of the 
eponymous piano virtuoso in an im- 
pressive form, a la Bach's "Goldberg 
Variations." Krin Gabba will be the 
Monday evening lecturer. The final 
February offering is the acclaimed 
"Dead Man Walking"(Feb. 22-24), 
Tim Robbins' surprisingly even- 
handed account of an explosive topic, 
the death penalty. The drama features 
high-powered performances from 
Sean Penn as a convict on Death Row 
and Su.san Sarandon in her Oscar-win- 
ning appearance as Sister Helen 
Prejean, the noted anti-death penalty 

At the Monday evening screening, 
Barbara Wall will sp>eak on "Prison 
Mini.stry of Healing and Reconcilia- 
tion." Please note that Sr. Helen will 
be at Villanova in person on Thurs- 
day, March 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the 
Connelly Center's Villanova Rot)m, to 
receive the Peace and Justice Award. 

Two '60s period pieces are offered 
in March: The 1964 film "Becket" 
(Mar. 5- 7), which stars Richard Bur- 
ton and Peter O 'Toole, recounts the 
stormy relationship between Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury Thomas a 
Becket and his F-^nglish King, Henry 

Chris Sharrett will lead a discus 
sion on "Angry Young Saint: The 
Death of Becket in a '60s Context." It 
is followed by "A Man for All Sea- 

sons" (Mar. 22-24). The winner of six 
Academy Awards, this 1966 drama 
depicts the fatal conflict between two 
other historical figures. Sir Thomas 
More and King Henry VIll. Bill Lynch 
is the Monday speaker. 

April features more recent films, 
beginning with "Crumb" (Apr. 15-17) 
If one thinks their family is strange, 
check out Terry Swigoff 's film, which 
provides a wide-open window on the 
controversial under-ground carI(K)nisI 
Robert Crumb and his dysfunctional 
clan. Temple's Paul Swann is the 
Monday speaker. 

Next is Jon Blair's documentary 
"Anne Frank Remembered" (Apr. 1 2- 
14), which sheds new light on the 
world's most famous diarist. This por- 
trait offers recently discovered family 
letters, never-before-seen photos and 
rare archival footage which humanize 
Anne, transforming her from a post- 
war icon into a human being. 

Holocaust specialist Josey Fi.sher 
will speak on "Filling in the Frame 
TTie Need to Remember Anne Frank " 
The final feature is Neil Jordan's 
biopic "Michael Collins " (Apr 19 
21), with Liam Neeson as "The Big 
Fella, " a major figure in Irish history 
In a not-to-be-missed engagement, the 
series is pleased to have Luke Gib- 
bons, Ireland's foremost film critic, as 
the distinguished Monday evening 

Admi.ssion to any screening is $3 
for students with valid ID and $4 for 
all others For further information, 
please call x94750 on weekdavs he 
tween 9 a.m. and 5 p ni 

VU writers display talents 


Staff Rrportrr 

Volume four of The Vignette. 
Villanova's short story publication, is 
ready and waiting for all literature 
buffs out there The Vignette is com- 
prised of six short stories ranging from 
three to 13 pages long. 

The book's stones, "That's what 
I^vcryone Says, Anyway." by Eliza- 
beth Aimie Durkin, "Tourniquet," by 
Kristen Corrigan, "Untitled," by Joy 
Alexander, "The Power of Televi- 
sion," by Spencer Clemens, "But We 
Taught Him Better Than That," by 
Michael Lugenbuehl and "So What's 
Your Story'" by Victor Huglert vary 
in subject, talent and interest Al 
though all of the stones echo each 

other to a small degree, these six un 
related stories have all succeeded 
in the author's dream: each story 
leaves the reader thinking 

The shining star of the book is un 
doubtedly "Untitled," by Joy 
Alexander In this touching story. 
Alexander melts her excellent writ- 
ing skills with a unique story topic that 
leaves readers with tears in their eyes 

Here, an old, handicapped, alco- 
holic woman pulls herself out of her 
wheelchair in order to prove to her 
self as well as everyone else, that she 
is not incapable. She dances the night 
away with her late husband. 

"So What's Your Story?" by Vic- 
tor Hugler is another interesting story 
in this i.ssue of The Vignette Its sub 
ject matter is interestingly different, 

and It leaves readers with perplexed 
looks on theii faces Written about a 
hustler who enjoys playing "beat the 
check. " this story is fcKUsed on a res- 
taurant staff, and a single night's oc- 
currences there I'his story is funny 
and ironic and keeps the reader inter 
csted Unlike some (^1 the other sto- 
ries in the publication, this one is not 
overly simplistic 

The other four stones in the publi- 
cation follow behind these two, but do 
not live up to the maturity of the 
"What "s Your Story ?" and "Untitled" 
l"hey do. however, show great poten- 
tial and are worth reading. I'hesc sub 
sequent stories are entertaining, yet are 
not as deeply wrenched with ironic 
social commentary as "Storv "and 
"Untitled " 



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Globes honor best of 1996 


Assisiiini Liiuiiainnuttt Editor 

The biggest stars in televisidti and 
movies turned out tor the 54th annual 
Golden Cjlobc Aw.irds this past Jan. 
19. The awards, presented by the Hoi 
lywood Foreign Press Association, 
honor the best on the big and little 
screen, and are usually seen as a warm 
up to the Oscars and Hmmys The 
three-hour event was broadcast in 130 
counties and featured appearances by 
over "^00 stars. 

1 he evening started with a bang as 
this year's theme, "Anything Goes," 
blared over images of the stars strut- 
ting their way into the auditorium. 
Ihis eventually lead to the replaying 
of some choice moments from last 
year's ceremony, including Brad Pill 
thanking the makers of Kaeopectate. 

The first two awards were for Best 
Supporting Actor and Actress in a 
Motion Picture. I'iiese went to htlward 
Norton ("Primal Fear") and Lauren 
Bacall ("The Mirror Has Two Faces') 
respectively. Then il on to telev i- 
sion with John Lithgow winning Best 
Actor in a Television Comedy or Mu- 
sical for his performance on ".^rd Rock 
From The Sun."' and Helen Hunt gar 
nering her third straight award in the 
Best Actress in a Television Comedv 
or Musical category tor her work on 
"Mad Aboui ^ou ' The Best Televi- 
sion Show. ( omedy or Musical went 
to a surpri.sed cast o[ "3rd Rock From 
The Sun." 

This year's show boasted main 
surprise winners, such as Kalhy Bates 
win in iIk Hcsi Sufiporling Actress. 
Television I Ik iward was so unex- 
pected that she tailed to realize that 
the price tag was still attached In liei 
gown before she mounted the stage 
\nother surprise came in The Best 
Supporlini: Aclor. Television c.ilei:orv. 

wlieie McKelleii beat oul the net 
work stars with his lole iii 'Rasputin, 
an HBO production which also won 
for Best Mini Series or Made loi lele 
vision Movie. 

It was "Rasputin" on top again with 
Alan Rickmans award lor Best Actoi 
in a Mini Series or Made For Televi- 
sion Movie Helen Mirren received the 
award for Best Actress in the same 
category for her role in "Losing 
Chase" Director of a Motion Picture 
honors went to Milos Forman for "7'he 
People vs. Larry Flynl, " and The Best 
Original Score for a Motion Picture 
went to "The Hnglish Patient." 

The science fiction show "The X- 
Files" came up a big winner by knock- 
ing off popular opponents "ER" and 
"NY PI). Blue ' Not only did it win 
the Best IV Series Drama, but Jillian 
Anderson and David Duchovny both 
received individual awards as the Best 
Actress and Actor in a Television Se- 
ries Drama. 

The Best Actor and Actress in a 
Motion Picture Comedy or Musical 
awards were no surprise with Tom 
Cruise and Madonna winning for their 
roles in "Jerry Maguire" (the film's 
only award of the evening) and 
"Evita," respectively. "Evita" also 
won Best Moticm Picture Comedy or 
Drama, and captured the Best Origi- 
nal Song From a Motion Picture award 
tor "You Must Lo\e Me " 

Immediately after winning his 
award, Tom Cruise put on a fantastic 
show, complete with water works, as 
he juesented Dustin Hctflman with the 
( ecil B DeMill Lifetime Achieve- 
nuiil .Award . In his acceptance 
speech. Hoffman recalled receiving 
his first (ioldeii Globe .limost 30 years 
.igo. ami |okcil with Cruise saying. 
"Bv the lime you gel yours (Litelimc 
.Achie\ement Award) I'm tzonna be S^ 

so Td like to coiigiatulate yi>u now 
The Best Original Screeiipl.iy went to 
The People vs Larry Flynt " Best 
Actor and Actress in .i Motion Pictuie 
Drama went to (ieoffrey Rush 
("Shine") and Brenda Blethyn ("Se- 
crets and Lies"), respectively. 

In the evening's final award. Best 
Motion Picture, "The English Patient" 
won out ove other brilliant films such 
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UConn women still untouchable in the Big East 


bk; kast? 

GF-()R(JL1()WN (11-4,4-4) 

Ihe Hoyas fell lu Villanova, ()()-4y. 
(icurgelown was led by sophomore 
center Sylita Thomas' 15 points and 
five blcKked shots. Sophomore guard 
Kimberly Smith chipped in with 11 
points and seven rebounds. 


The Friars posted a decisive 66-62 
win over Seton Hall on Thursday at 
Alumni Hall. Kerri Chatten, who tal- 
lied 15 points and 10 rebounds, pre- 
served the win for the Friars when she 
hit a free throw near the end of the 

Chatten had previously recovered 
teammate Kerri Sullivan's block of 
Pirate guard Christine Koren's three 
point attempt that would have tied the 

RUTGERS (5-11, 3-5) 

The Scarlet Knights overcame a 
1 6-point deficit in the second half and 
defeated Syracuse by a score of 64- 
54. Rutgers went on a 14-0 run in the 

second half while Syracuse was coin 
milting eight turnovers during thai 
same stretch I'heir first lead came 
with ():5() remaining when sophomore 
guard Tomora Young scx)red on a lay up 
to give RU a 49-47 lead. 

Rutgers was led by sophomore for- 
ward Susan Blauser's game-high 20 
points and team-high nine rebounds, 
and Young's 11 points and eight re- 

MIAMI (7-9, 2-6) 

The Hurricanes enjoyed a decisive 
79-67 win over the Lady Pirates capi- 
talizing on strong three point shoot- 
ing, free throw shooting and Pirate 
turnovers. Octavia Blue, the Hurri- 
canes junior forward, scored her 
1,000th point for Miami as she tallied 
22 points for the day. 

In addition to Blue's regular con- 
tribution, Miami was helped out by 
three other players in double figures: 
Mechelle Murray, Desma Thomas and 
Shannon Drury, who added 15, 12 and 
1 1 points, respectively. 

PITTSBURGH (7-12, 2-6) 

The Lady Panthers lost to then-No. 
21 Notre Dame 65-49. Pitt actually 
jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first 

live rnuiulcs ot the game, but was lluii 
outscored ^\ -0 in the next 13 inuuitcs 
At halftimc the Irish led 39- IS, hut 
were held to .324 (r2Mbr-37) shoot 
ing by the stingy Pitt defense, and 
were outscorcd 31 26 in the final 20 

However, it was the dreaded free 
throw that did Pitt in, as they hit a 
"Pittiful" ll-of-22. The Panthers were 
led by junior center l^tia Howard's 
13 points and senior forward Melissa 
Thompson's 11 points and six re 

SYRACUSE (4- 12, 2-6) 

Syracuse lost their game against 
Rutgers, 64-54. The 'Cuse shot poorly 
and was hurt by turnovers, commit- 
ting 23 on the game. Kristyn Cook 
netted a team-high IK points, moving 
into 15th on the Orange's all-time 
scoring list with 858 career points 
Raquel Nurse also contributed 12 
points and seven rebounds. 

SETONFLALL(4-12, 1-7) 

The Pirates lost 79-67 to Miami 
despite posting a better shtM^ting per- 
centage than the Hurricanes. The 
Hall's Dana Wynne, fourth in the Big 
East scoring and first in rebounding. 

puslcil licr ninlli iiniil>l(.- doiihlc ol ttu- 
season as she scored 25 points and 
grabbed 16 rebounds. Wynne needs 
only 39 more boards to surpass 
Rebecca Lobo's mark of 714 
Danielle (iolay added 14 points lor the 
Pirates, and has now scored in double 
figures m tour ot the last live games. 


CONNECTICUT ( 1 7-0, 8-0) 

Ihe No. 1 Huskies extended their 
unbeaten streak to 1 7 with a convinc- 
ing 97-65 win over No. 5 CJeorgia on 
Monday The Huskies have now won 
30 amsecutive regular sea.son contests 
and have a 2()-game win streak at 
Gampel Pavilion. 

Their last regular season and home 
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hands of this same Georgia team, 
when the Huskies lost 75-67 at 
Gampel Pavilion. Sophomore Amy 
Duran led her team, scoring a career- 
high 22 points. Caria Berube added 
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WEST VIRGINIA (13-5, 6-2) 

The Mountaineers suffered a 73- 
66 loss at the hands of Boston Col- 
lege on Sunday This was a close 
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points for the Mountaineers 

BOS rON COLLEOE (10-6, 6-2) 

The Eagles won their fourth 
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ginia on Sunday, 73-66. Their streak 
is the longest since they pH)sted five 
straight Big East wins during the 
1988-89 season 

Fhe Eagles have won eight oi their 
last 10 Boston College went 8-for- 1 1 
from the free throw line in the final 
1:22 to preserve the win. Freshman 
guard Cal Bouchard scored 13 points 
and now leads Boston College in scor- 
ing with 16 1 points per game She is 
the onlv Big Ivast rookie to lead her 
team in scoring. 

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lead, mostly due to a SK6 ( 1 7-tor-29) 
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Men shine in Boston Invite 


Staff Reporters 

On Jan. 11. five members of the 
Villanova men's track aiul field team 
participated in the Father Diamond 
Invitational at George Mason Univer- 
sity m Faufax, Virginia. All five ot 
these Villanova athletes qualified for 
the IC4A Championships 

Leading the Wildcats to the lop 
were strong performances by Stephen 
Howard and Kareem Archer. Senior 
Stephen Howard won the 3(HK)m in a 
time of 8:21.10. 

"We are very happy with his per- 
formance," said Head (\>ach John 
Marshall. "He is showing leadership 
on the team and on the track as well." 

Archer, a junior, became a double 
1C4A qualifier for his marks in the 
4()()m and in the 55 high hurdles. He 
won the 4()()m with a 48.36, In the 
hurdles. Archer finished third in 7.41 
With these results, M.irshall expects 
him to be a top scorer in the upcom- 
ing conference meet. 

The \C4A Championship qualify- 

ing marks dul not stop there. Wildcats 
Maulan Hyron, Scott Tantino and 
Jermaine Deans also had qualifying 
performances. Freshman Maulan 
liyron placed seventh in the l(MM)m in 
105.47. I'he Wildcats stayed strong 
w ith freshman Tantino finishing fifth 
in the mile with a time of 4: 16.56. Ihe 
final 1C4A Championship qualifier 
was .sophomore Jermaine Deans, who 
leaped 4^ feet, I and 12 inches in the 
triple jump, finishing third. 

"He jumped very well and he has 
been consistent," said Marshall. "This 
brings a versatility to this team that 
we never had before." 

The Cats 4 x 400m relay of David 
Hisler, J.R Mcllwain, Byron and Ar- 
cher teamed up to finish second. They 
also ran an 1C4A qualifying time of 
.^15.80. In all of the track events, 
Villanova athletes had strong perfor- 
mances. The members of the Villanova 
men's track team certainly were very 
successful at the Father Diamond In- 

"Everyone did rea.sonably well, but 
we siill need some improvement," said 

Most recently, the men's track team 
participated in the 16th Annual 
(ireatei Boston Track Club Invita- 
tional at Harvard University Again, 
the Wildcats had strong finishes that 
led to 1('4A qualifying marks. Steven 
Howard led the team with his 4:04.46 
winning time in the mile. 

"We haven't won the individual 
mile in a very long time--the level of 
competition is at a much higher level 
than at the Diann)nd," said Marshall 
Tantino and Brt)ck Butler were two 
other individuals who walked away 
with qualifying times in the 3(MK)m. 
Tantino finished in .second with an 
impres.sive time of 8:27.60 and But- 
ler came in third with a time of 

Kareem Archer and J.R. Mcllwain 
participated in the 4(K)m, taking third 
and fifth places, respectively. Both 
qualified for lC4As with times of 
48.20 and 48.50, respectively. 

The Wildcats will be dashing back 
into action this weekend as Villanova 
participates in the Terrier Classic in 
Boston, Mass. 

Men's swimming 

By me(;an kinc; 

Staff Reporter 

Before their long-awaited training trip to Puerto Rico during the se- 
mester break, the men's swim team competed in a dual meet with Harvard 
and Virginia that took place at the University of Virginia. The men sank 
to the bottom, posting 273 points and finishing third, while the home- 
town team captured the win with 666 points. Harvard followed closely 
behind with 645 points to take second place. 

The Cats' top individual finisher was Tom Tracey, who placed first in 
the KM) yard backstroke in 49.16, third in the 50 yard free in 21.52 and 
fourth in the 2(XJ back in 1:49.74, just one one-hundredth of a second 
out of third place. He also placed sixth in the 2(X) free with a time of 

Also placing for Villanova was Jared Lucan, who finished sixth in 
both the 5(K) free and the 2(K) free in 4:41.76 and 1:42.55, respectively, 
and 10th in the 100 free in 47.30. Other finishers include Matthew 
Montrasio, who finished third in the 1000 free, 10th in the 2(K) fly and 
1 1th in the 1650 yard free. Brian Finucane placed ninth in both the 50 
and 1(K) yard freestyle events. 

In the relay events, Villanova swam to fifth in the 2(K) free relay with 
a time of 1:26.29, sixth in the 400 free in 3:17.20, eighth in the 2(K) 
medley relay in 1:42.50 and sixth in the 400 medley. 

Tonight catch both the men's and women's teams in action at the 
duPont Pavilion. The Wildcats will challenge Pittsburgh and find out if 
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Page 29 

The week in men's Big East hoops 


Staff Reporter 


MIAMI (11-5, 5-3) 

The Hurricanes had a positive 
week with impressive victories over 
Providence and Georgetown. Tim 
James led Miami with 17 points in a 
71-69 win over the Providence Friars 
on Jan. 15. On Saturday, the 'Canes 
shut down Hoya star Victor Page and 
pulled out a 68-65 overtime victory. 
Kevin Norris led Miami with 14 

PROVIDENCE (12-5, 4-3) 

Coach Pete Gillen's squad posted 
a 1-1 record last week with a tough 
loss to Miami and a solid victory over 
West Virginia. On Jan. 15, the Friars 
fell to a much improved Miami team 
71-69 despite getting 27 points from 
Jamel Thomas. Thomas led Provi- 
dence again on Sunday with 13 points 
as they disposed of West Virginia. 

PITTSBURGH (9-8, 3-3) 

The Panthers fell to .500 in the Big 
East due to a 60-55 loss to the St. 
John's Red Storm on Saturday. 
Vonteego Cummings led Pitt with 20 

RUTGERS (7-6, 3-4) 

Last week, the young Scarlet 
Knight team stole a game from West 

Virginia and fell to a much stronger 
Villanova team. On Jan. 15, Rutgers 
hit two three pointers in the last 15 
seconds to come away with a 58-56 
victory over West Virginia. Geoff Bil- 
let had 16 and Rob Hodgson added 
14 to lead the Scarlet Knights. Billet 
struggled on the road Saturday as Vil- 
lanova demolished Rutgers 79-56. 

GEORGETOWN (10-6, 3-5) 

The difficulties continued for the 
Hoy as on Saturday as they fell to Mi- 
ami 68-65 in overtime. Victor Page 
matched his career high with 34 points 
for Georgetown. 

SYRACUSE (11-7, 2-5) 

The Orangemen notched their first 
two victories in Big East play last 
week with wins over Seton Hall and 
Villanova. On Jan. 15, MariusJanulis 
led Syracuse with 17 points in a 83- 
66 pounding of a weak Seton Hall 
squad. Otis Hill and Jason Cipolla 
added 16 f)oints each. 

The success of the 'Cuse was short- 
lived as they were blown out for the 
second time this year by the Notre 
Dame Fighting Irish, 73-58. Todd 
Burgan returned for Syracuse on Mon- 
day after an eight-game suspension, 
and it paid off as the Orangemen 
topped No. 12 Villanova 62-60. 

SETON HALL (7-9, 2-5) 

The tough season continued for the 
Pirates last week as they suffered 

losses to Syracuse and Florida State 
Freshman Shaheen Holloway, averag 
ing just under 20 points this sea.son, 
put up 18 points in a 83-66 loss to 
Syracuse on Jan. 15. 

In the game, the Hall lost Level! 
Sanders ( 1 7. 1 ppg) to an ankle sprain 
Seton Hail stepped out of conference 
on Saturday and fell 67-56 to the 
Florida State Seminoles despite an- 
other strong effort from Holloway. 


BOSTON COLLEGE ( 1 2-3. 6- 1 ) 

The Eagles played two non-confer- 
ence games last week and found that 
life is not so kind outside of the Big 
East. They barely squeaked by a weak 
Fairfield team and then suffered a loss 
to the Minutemen of UMass. Danya 
Abrams contributed 26 points as the 
Eagles needed a last-second shot to 
beat Fairfield 81-79 in overtime. On 
Saturday, Massachusetts, a strong 
team despite their poor record, 
shocked Boston College 90-78. 

CONNECTICUT ( 1 1-4, 4-2) 

Last week, the Huskies played 
without starters Kirk King and Ricky 
Moore, but still gave the No. 1 Kan- 
sas Jayhawks a tough fight, falling in 
the last few minutes. Starting three 
freshmen, Connecticut gave Kansas a 
scare but eventually gave in, 73-65. 
Sophomore Rashamel Jones led the 
Huskies with 22 and freshman Rich- 

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VILLANOVA (11-4.5-^) 

ST JOHN S (9-6, 4-3) 

The Red Storm posted two more 
victories last week with wins over 
Niagara and Pittsburgh On Jan 14, 
Felipe Ltipez and Zendon Hamilton 
led St. John's to a 62-40 victory over 
non-conference opponent Niagara. 
Lopez continued his strong play on 
Saturday as he posted 19 points and 
the Red Storm topped Pittsburgh 60- 

WEST VIRGINIA (9-5, 3 4) 

The Mountaineers lost two confer- 
ence battles last week to Rutgers and 
Providence. On Jan. 15, Rutgers 
outlasted West Virginia in a 58-56 loss. 
Seldon Jefferson and Jarrod West led 
the Mountaineers with 14 points 
apiece. Greg Jones led West Virginia 
on Sunday, but it was not enough as 
they lost 74-61 to Providence. 

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minutes as they fell 68-57 to No. 12 
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Special lo Ihe \illaiunan 

The Villiin(wa chcerleadiiig 
squad took tourtli place iii the Uni- 
versal Cheerleading Association's 
National ("hanipionships on Jan 10 
in Orlando, Florida The team, con- 
sisting of seven women and nine 
men, worked to their best-ever fin- 
ish since first competing on the na- 
tional level three years ago. 

The competition was an oppor- 
tunity for squads to showcase their 
stunning gymnastics and crowd 
skills in an all-out routine. Iwo- 
thirds of the routine was set to mu- 
sic, while the other third was a 
cheer, similar to what the team does 
at an actual game. Performance 
from games was important as well, 
because a video tape of actual 
crowd response under game situa- 
tions counted as 20 percent of a 
team's score. The squads were also 
judged on visual effect, difficulty, 
cleanness of routine and overall 
crowd appeal 

Captained by seniors Phil 
O'Neil and ("hristi Greco, the Wild- 
cat team is young, consisling of live 
freshmen, six sophomores, three 
luniors and two seniors. Of these 
si.xteen. onlv five had ever com- 
peted on Ihe collegiate level at the 
national championships. Last 
vear's team pl.iced seventh at the 
National Championships. The Vil- 
lanova squad was a bit different 
from most of Ihe other top learns at 1 
the citmpclilioi]. because varsity 
cheerleading at Villanova is a not a 
scholarship sport The team com- 
petes for Ihe love o( the sfM)rt and 
the thrill of performing in front of 
the crowds 

Junior Mike Chaparral calls it. 
The most awesome experience I 
have ever had "" 

For cheerleading competitions, 
a video tape is first sent to the UCA 
for qualification When this was 
done in October. "Nova was ranked 
No. 14 out of \5 teams. The lop 
four teams from that round are given 
automatic bids to the championship, 
whereas the remaining eleven must 
battle It out m the preliminaries for 
the last seven spots Despite a few 
small mi.stakes, Villanova advanced 
to the final round. Their perfor- 
mance in the final round was Haw 
less, but not enough to claim the 
title, as the Cats had to settle for 
fourth The champion of the first 
division was once again Morehead 
St.ite, <i powerhouse that 
has won llu' last seven champion- 

riu- (.luiT leaders, a fixture ,il 
loolball ,111(1 basketball games, 
spent Ilieir winter break practicing 
lor this .iniuial event. In the end, 
Ihe hard work paid off as the Wild- 
cats knocked off two of the lop (our 
teams in Ihe country, including 
Delaware and (Jcorgc Mason, to 
gain their fourth place berth Ihe 
competition will be aired by F:,SPN 
and F^SPN2 later in Ihe vcar 

Catch 'Nova Women 's 
Hoops this week in the 
duPont Pavilion 

Boston College 
Tomorrow at 2:00 

Wednesday at 7:30 

Free Admission with 
Student I.I). 

Page 30 


January 24, 1997 


January 24, 1997 



R^^"*^ Semor Columnist 
Ut)w many wake-up calls 
Ntiocs Itus team need' It's 
seems like it's been the same 
story every week The Wild- 
Eeats go up against a less tal- 
ented team and have trouble 
because our opponents are 
Rable to play a more cohesive 
game, make more big plays, 
and take belter care ol the 

After the most recent travesty 
against Syracuse, Coach I.appas 
diiin't have any answers. '"Defen- 
sively, we hold them to (3«.3 per- 
cent) and lose again. That's getting 
to be old; that's for sure," he said, 
ll IS clear that some adjustments 
need to be made. It doesn't take an 
analyst the caliber of Fire and Ice 
or Joe Patterson to see the numer- 
ous problems with the way that this 
team has been playing. 

Although it wasn't the problem 
against '( "use's /one, lets start with 
our motion offense. The key to an 
inside game in the motion rests on 
the picks set from block to block. 
The problem with this is, the only 
guy on the Cats' roster who appar- 
ently even knows what a pick is 
happens to be redshirting due to a 
particularly prescient coaching de- 

We're still focusing on setting 
screens for trie Eberz and Kerry 
Kittles out of the motion, instead 
of working w ith what we have now 
by setting picks for Jason Lawson 
and Chuck Kornegav If picks 
would consistently be made down 
low, the motion nearly guarantees 
a layup every time down the court 
The next most glaring problem 
on this team involves its substitu- 
tion patterns. At times, it seems as 
though Coach I^ippas )ust throws 
new guys on the court hoping to 
stumble upt)n a lineup that woVks. 
What's worst about it is the appear- 
ance that just when .someone is hit- 
ting his stride, I^ippas pulls him as 
a reward This occurred on Mon- 
day night During our opening of- 
fensive blitz, the two guys who 
were really playing well. Tim Tho- 
mas and Kornegay, both got pulled 
early, obviously disturbing their 

In I^ppas', this did oc- 
cur when Thomas picked up his sec- 
ond foul, but was it worth protect- 
ing him given that he was obviously 
clicking on all cylinders? 

This team also suffers from a cri- 
sis of conflicting philosophies For 
3X minutes of every game Villanova 
effectively plays a flow game 
through Its motion Ihe coaching 
staff does not see fit to run specific 
plays to fit specific situations on of- 
fense So be It We have the indi- 
vidual talent and court sense where 
we can do that But if that is the 
decision, then stick with il Don't 
call a time out with 14 seconds to 
go. II you're going to run a play 
ground game, don't ruin the How 
that is essential to its success 

Obviously Lappas et al didn't 
come up with a play thai would get 
the job done during (hat last huddle 
against Syracuse, so why break the 
team's momentum and emotion to 
draw up something that Alvin or 
Tim could easily have come up with 
on their own. 

Plus, you don't give Boeheim a 
I haiu ( to prep his team for the ob 
vious 1 doubt any of the IS.IMKI 
fans III the CoreStates Center 
couldn't have guessed l^ippas was 
(lesi^mngaplay tor I^iwsonon the 
insul( (ir lim tm the outside 

Ihe Haws on Ihis team tan be 
remedied We have an abuiulaiue 
of talent and a lack of locus It's 
time for Coach I^appas to show that 
his coa« hing talents are as good as 
his reeniitmg ability 

Kittles doing his thing in the NBA 

Bv.lOF. PAI'IKHSinM 1^..,,.... ^, .1. .„ ^ ... ... 


Senior RepurUt 

Al the NBA Draft last year. Kerry 
Kittles' name wasn't called until the 
eight pick. Ihe All-American's slide 
to No. X was somewhat expected, es- 
pecially since his senior season was a 
slight step down from his explosive 
junior campaign. His slim physical 
stature was a concern, as was his rather 
reserved demeanor. 

But just he didn't routinely 
launcli overly-spectacular shots (a la 
Allen Iverson). he did have the mak- 
ings of a solid professional performer. 
He had dead-eye accuracy, quickness, 
good leaping ability, unusually long 
arms and an obstinate work ethic. 
Still, even some of the most vocal Vil- 
lanova supporters were skeptical of his 
.ibility to contribute immediately. 

Of course, he was drafted by the 
lowly New Jersey Nets. lacking a 
competent shooting guard. Kittles was 
thrown into the fire early. 
He has responded well 
On his average night, he' II score 
16 points in .^S minutes of play, while 
recording a few thefts. In fact, the 
rookie, who is the all-time career 
steals leader for "Nova, currently ranks 
fifth in the NBA in steals. His 35 per- 
cent shooting from three point range 
is respectable, considering the stripe 
is further out than in college, where 
he made 39 percent 

With a little over half the .season 
still lo play, there are even rumblings 
that the 6-foot-5. 180 pound guard 
could be a key contender for Rookie 
of the Year honors. Such an honor, 
even if it is still just a dream, would 
seem fitting for the man who set ca- 
reer records for Villanova in points, 
three pointers and steals. 

Of course, the former Big East 
Player of the Year has his weaknesses. 

During his "homecoming" last Friday 
against Ihe Sixers, he appeared out of 
sorts He shot just 2-of-l4 from the 
floor (O-for-3 from three point range) 
and mis.sed two [xnenlially crucial foul 
shots. He finished withjusi six points 
in 46 minutes of play, but managed lo 
pull down seven rebounds. He was 
tentative at times and still had some 
difficulties on defense. 

Still, his adjustment to Ihe pro 
ranks has been remarkable Kittles 
credits this transition lo his decision 
to stay for his senior season as a Wild- 

"It was very big for me to stay in 
sch(H)l, and now it's helping me at this 

He and his new coach, Jt)hn 
Calipari, visited Villanova the Thurs- 
day before the Sixers game. 

"I had no doubt that Kerry would 
do well," .said Villanova Head Coach 
Steve Lappas "'He's always aware 
that he has to keep striving for im- 

The motion offense has long been 
regarded as good tutelage for Ihe pro- 
style of play In the end, though, it 
lakes talent, hard work and knowl- 

"Everyone is talented," said 
Kittles. "It's [about] having lo battle 
against guys who know the game bel- 
ter, who are stronger physically, and 
who come lo battle you." 

In time, the 30-poinl games will 
become more frequent. And in time, 
he probably will become the Nets' go- 
to guy. The 82-game season provides 
ample opportunity for rookies to ad- 
just, and with his work ethic and in- 
telligence, he should be making even 
more noise when the end of Ihe sea- 
son rolls around. 

It's a whole new ball game, but 
Kittles is fitting in just fine. 

,. ,., . FIU: PHOTO 

It seems like just yesterday that Kerry was dunking for the Cats. Now he's 
the property of the Exit 16-W Nets. 

Sixers fans already ready for the lotto 


Staff Columnist 

As he walked down the aisle no one 
knew who he was. If someone wanted 
lo know who he was all one had to do 
was look at his face. The face said il 
all II was flushed with anxiety and 
urgency II was grim and hapless It 
was Ihe face of Sixers' Coach Johnny 

He !(K)ked just like any other Main 
Line mummy as he waited in the ex line al the IcKal Acme. Tired, 
beat, and worn out. That's not what 
NBA coaches are suppo.sed to Uxik 
like, is if;* 

rhe Sixers are currently 0-for- 
l'W7, making losing a basketball Ira 
dition at the new CoreStates Center 
However, what is now a complete and 
utter failure once was something ex 
Iremely promising 

Philly had started Ihe sea.son out 
great, beating Ihe New York Knicks 
twice in the span of two weeks The 
No 1 pick in the draft last year, Allen 
Iverson, was finally able lo showcase 
his whole .array of t.dents that were 
somewhat locked up under the John 
I'hompson regime .it Georgetown 
Derrick Coleman was rejuvenated anti 
revitali/ed, happy to gel away from the 
swamps of New Jersey And owner Croce actually started to show 
some enthusiasm over his team 

We all know what happened after 

After the Sixers recent loss lo the 
Pacers, which gave the Sixers a robust 
■S 30 record. Davis muttered "I didn't 
think it would be like this" 

He didn't think DC. center Scoll 
Williams and sixth man Mark Davis 
would all be out with injuries He 
didn't think Iverson would have a turn 
over to assist ratio rather than an as 
sist lo turnover ratio He probably 
didn't think guard Jerry Stackhouse 

would be building an estate at Ihe 
CoreStates Center with al! Ihe bricks 
he has been putting up. And he defi- 
nitely didn't think lO-day contract 
wonders such as Adrian Caldwell and 
ex -Quad City Thunder forward Joe 
Courtney would be his top reserves. 

The Sixers now have fans asking 
if there is any glimmer of hope with 
this The answer of aiurse 
is a thunderous YES! 

The answer lies in Winston-Salem 
North Carolina where a 6- foot- 1 cen- 
ter is currently dominating the colle- 
giate ba.sketball scene. The aaswer is 

Tim Duncan. 

The Sixers are in dire need of 
someone lo clog up the paint, and 
NBA nomad Michael Cage does not 
seem to be up to the task. Duncan, 
one of the most poli.shed players 
ever on the collegiate level, has the 
skills to be effective at the NBA level 
right now. His presence could finally 
put Ihe "D" back in defense for the 
Sixers imagine the Sixers' open- 
ing day lineup next year: Iverson, 
Stack, DC, Clarence Weatherspoon 
and Duncan. 

Surely that would change Ihe look 

on Davis' face when he does his Sun- 
day afternoon grocery shopping. 

So my proposition to Coach Davis, 
Pat Croce and general manager Brad 
Greenberg is to give Caldwell and 
Courtney contracts for the entire year 
and let them play. Let them play a 
lot! Let Iverson and Stack gain some 
much needed experience. And some- 
how if Coleman and Weatherspoon 
slow their production down, the No. 
1 pick and Duncan will be Philly 's. 

New Spirit. New Attitude. Take 

The Villanovan 's 

Super Bowl Predictions 

Don Meier 
Dave Stout 
Joe Patterson 
Jon Klick 
Jon Nehlsen 
Jamie Noonan 
Ryan Schalk 

Packers 31-15 
Packers 27-13 
Packers 34-14 
Packers 3-0 
Packers 30-27 
Packers 42-1 7 
Packers 43-1 3 
Packers 21-17 
Patriots 28-24 

„ „ . SPOrr MAOAZINT- 

Ben C oates hopes that The VUIanovan's sports staff is 
dead wrong, as only one staffer pktod the Pats. 


Page 31 


Cats trounce Rutgers with some help from Jersey 


Senior Reporter 

The Wildcats managed lo find a 
light in Ihe otherwise dark tunnel that 
has been the January schedule. The 
team registered a 79-56 triumph over 
Rutgers on Saturday in front of a no- 
ticeably unenthused duPonI Pavilion 

The team started off strong in the 
first half behind ten points by sopho- 
more guard John Celestand. 

"I think that John Celestand's abil- 
ity to push the ball really helped us," 
said Head Coach Steve lappas. "It 
creates a whole new thing for us." 

Celestand started the game in place 
of Howard Brown, who has been de- 
moted to bench play. Lappas made 
the move in an effort to spark some 
much-needed offensive production. 

"Exactly what you saw tonight is 
what we are looking for," said Lap- 
pas of Celestand. "It helps alleviate 
some of the pressure on Alvin [Will- 
iams]. [Celestand] can really push the 
ball up the floor and John is a capable 
three point shooter." 

Undoubtedly, the win was particu- 
larly sweet for Celestand, who hails 
from Piscataway, New Jersey, a 
stone's throw from the Rutgers' cam- 
pus. TTie guard was heavily recruited 

by the school and admits that Rutgers 
was one of his top three college 

"I liked the campus." Celestand 
said of his decision to attend Villanova 
instead of Rutgers. "Rutgers was a 
little bit too close to home." 

Outside firepower was a key fac- 
tor in the win. The team buried 42 
percent of their three point attempts, 
a vast improvement from their 3 1 per- 
cent season average. 

"We had control from the begin- 
ning offensively," Lappas observed. "I 
think we are getting more inside-oul 
threes, something that has been our 
staple for years." 

The Wildcats were able to control 
more than just tfie perimeter, however. 
Led by nine rebounds apiece by Ja- 
son Lawson and Chuck Kornegay, the 
team held a 45-36 rebounding edge 
over the clearly undersized Scarlet 
Knights. Not to go unnoticed in the 
paint was blossoming freshman Malik 
Allen, who hauled in four boards and 
collected eight points in just 16 min- 
utes of action. 

Still, the brunt of the balanced of- 
fensive attack came from the starters. 
Alvin Williams led all scorers with 17 
points, while Celestand, Tim Thomas 
and Lawson tallied 15, 13 and 11 
points, respectively. The dispersed 

scoring was a result of exceptional ball 
movement, especially in Ihe first hall 
"I thought the ball really hopped 
lomghl. " Lappas said ' Ihat's what 
we call it when it moves like that. I 
think wfien it moves like that, guys 
start to reali/e where they are going 
lo gel their shots off " 

For Rutgers, the miserable offen- 
sive performance was led by Rob 
Hodgson and Larl Johnson. Leading 
scorer Geoff Billet (14 points per 
game) managed a meager five points, 
largely due lo the superb defense of 
Celestand and Williams. Celestand, 
in particular, swiped four steals in the 

"He's quicker with Ihe dribble than 
I am getting the ball in transition," said 
Williams on Ihe advantages that 
Celestand gives Ihe squad. "Also pres- 
suring the point guard in Ihe type of 
style defense we have, John can also 
do that." 

Overall, the guard play was remi- 
niscent of sea.sons past. The backcourt 
opened up the entire floor for the 
much-maligned motion to op- 

"Both of our guards played very 
well tonight," lappas said. "That's 
why we practice. We practice every- 
day to perfect the things we are trying 
to do." 


New Jersey native John Celestand ignited the offense and put the clamps 
on his hometown Scarlet Knights. 

IceCats again fall through thin ice as losses mount 

Rv lAMIir MrkrkMAXI ir T-L- .• . . . . . 


■Assistant Sports Editor 

To say that the Villanova Ice 
Hockey team has hit a stretch of rough 
ice might be an understatement. The 
team has lost its last five games since 
its tie with lona and remains winless 
in its last nine contests. 

Before exams started and everyone 
left for Christmas Break the IceCats 
battled Army. Things did not go well 
for Ihe team as they were out.scored 
9-0. The team was unable lo generate 
much offensive pressure and spent 
most of the game playing defense. 

Hoping for better things the 
IceCats took on Ouinnipiac in an 
ECAC South matchup. Once again 
the game did not go well. Villanova 
was out shot by 22, 42-20. This made 
things especially tough on the IceCats' 
two netminders, Mark Ginsburg and 
Mark Meister. With the team unable 
to score, Villanova went down to de- 
feat again, 9-0. 

Over the Christmas holiday the 
hockey team traveled to Colorado for 
a two-game series with its third mili- 
tary academy team of the year. Air 

Force. Things did not start out well 
for 'Nova as an early tripping penally 
49 seconds into the game allowed Air 
Force a power play opportunity. Air 
Force proceeded to lake advantage of 
the extra man and scored two minutes 
into the game. Air Force added an- 
other goal in the first period to take a 
2-0 first-period lead. 

The .second period pa.s.scd with nei- 
ther team scoring, but the game fell 
apart for Villanova in Ihe third period 
Air Force .scored the first of its five 
third period goals 12 seconds into the 
period. The IceCats would not be shut 
out though. Kyle Capallo scored the 
team's lone goal with Jon Jett getting 
the assist. Air Force finally claimed 
victory, 7-1. 

The next day the team Uwked lo 
rebound as it took on Air Force again. 
This game did not prove to be any 
easier as Air Force struck for three first 
period goals and five in the second 
Villanova managed only 11 shots to 
Air Force's 71. For the two-game se- 
ries the IceCats were outshot 1 26- 1 7 
A lack of shots certainly hurt as the 
team spent most of the game playing 
defense. When the final buzzer 

sounded Air Force had swept Ihe se- 
ries with another 9-0 victory. 

In the first game after the Christ- 
mas break the IceCats looked lo get 
back on Ihe winning track and avenge 
an early season loss when they met 

Ouinnipiac al home Once .igain 
things did not turn out well for Ihe 
team. The IceCats managed only one 
goal, scored by Abran Smith, and 
'Nova lost another tough game, 9-1 
The loss put their season record at 4- 

K- 1 and brought their ECAC record to 

Tomorrow the team will take on 
lona as it looks lo make its way back 
into the win column 

The Villanovan 's 
Athletes of the Week 


Stephen Howard 


Stephen won the mile at 
the Greater Boston Track 
Club Invitational with a 
time of 4:04, qualifying for 
the IC4A Championships 
in the process. 


Jenn Beisel 


In two Villanova victo- 
ries last week Jenn powered 
the Cats with a combined 
26 points and 21 rebounds, 
not to mention valuable on- 
court leadership. 

Women unleash their fury in the middle distances 


All-American Carrie Tollcfson cruised to a victory in the mile run. She 
clocked in eight seconds ahead of teammate Kristine Jost. 


Assistant SfM>rt\ I liiior 

Ihe women's track and field team 
competed in the 16th Annual Greater 
I3oston Track Club Invitational this weekend. The meet was held at 
Harvard University and featured over 
9(K) athletes Although team scores 
were not kept, Villanova surely would 
have been one of the top finishers with 
several outstanding individual perfor 

'Nova runners took first place in 
two events, the HIMIm run and the One 
Mile Invite Sophomore Kristine Jost 
won the former with a time of 2T4, 
while fellow sophomore Carrie 
Tollefson won the latter in a lime of 
4 43 Jost also finished second in the 
One Mile Invite with a finish time of 
4:51 lollefson and Jost, .ilong with 
senior Kreslena Sullivan and sopho 
more Jurga Marcinkevicuite will be 
Ihe backbone of the team's middle dis 
lance squad all season 

" Hie strength of our program will 
be the middle distances," said Head 
Coach John Marshall "We have three 
All Americans and a tremendous 
amount of N( AA experience." 

Two newcomers to the Wildcat 
program also made their presence felt 
in the X(K)ni Invite Ireshmen Carmen 
Douma and Tamieka Grizzle each 
turned in outstanding perform. inces 
Douma. the 1996 Canadian Junior 
National Champion in the SOOm, fin- 
ished second, crossing the line in 2:0K. 
less than two seconds behind the win 
ner Fifth place was taken by (iri//le. 
who was Ihe lop ranked HIMIm runner 
in Ihe nation last year, with a time of 
2 12 

Junior Kia Davis, who will he 
counted on lo score points in Ihe sprint 
and hurdle events, had an oiitstaiuiing 
day ITie school record holder in the 
2(M)m indoors took second place in 
that event with an impressive time of 
24 S4 Winning the race was Jearl 
Miles, a member of the gold medal 
United States 4 x 4(M» relay team in 
Atlanta. Davis also managed lo fin- 
ish third in Ihe S^m high hurdles Tal- 
ented freshman sprinter I rashia Rahr 
look third place in the 400m 

The Cats also fared well in tin- 
triple jump Sophomore Katie 
Blackett, the Wildcat record holder in 
the indoor and outdoor triple jumps, 

recorded a jump of 38 feel, 2 inches, 

and junior Matthews recorded a iiimp 
of 34 feet, 9 inches en route lo a sixth 
place finish 

Rounding out the competitors for 
Nova was senior Melanie Sklepko 
As one of the four seniors on the team, 
Sklepko will he lookiil lo for leader- 

"Melanie is a miiili event athlete 
that can be counted on to score in sev- 
eral events," said Marshall "She 
brings experience and leadership lo 
Ihe team." 

Sklepko finished in fifth place in 
l>oth Ihe SSm high hurdles and the long 
jump She ran a X 15 in Ihe hurdles 
and lumped 17 feet. 1 1.5 inches 

In spite of the team's youth, this 
season hokis great promise for Nova 
The C^als are looking lo make a strong 
run al both Ihe Big last .ind NCAA 

"This year's team is vonimhui inn 
damentally sound and cxperieneed." 
added Marshall. That should take us 
to the next level " 

'Nova will return to action this 
weekend when they again travel to 
Bo.slon lo compete in the Icrricr Clas- 


Page 52 


January 24, 1997 

r '. 


Cats in freefall as they lose to ' Cuse 


Senior Keporit-r 

Syracuse, ranked dead last in the 
Big Hast with one conference win. 
embarrassed the Cats (14-4, 5-3 Big 
East), who have now lost three of their 
last five conference matchups. 

"We have to find the answer," said 
Head Coach Steve Lappas "We keep 
looking for it, hut right now, we don'l 
have it." 

It all came down to one final pos- 
session. After trailing by as many as 
eight, the Cats worked their wav back 
to a (^l-M) deficit. Ihev had an im- 
pressive defensive stand, grabbed the 
rebound and quickly pushed the ball 
up court. Instead of going for the 
quick score, though, they called a 
timeout, allowing Syracuse to set up 
its stringent zone defense. "Nova fin- 
ished the game with two olf-balance 
three point attempts that sailed wide 
"Against a /one at the end of the 
game, you can't dictate where you're 
going to go," said Syracuse Head 
Coach Jim Boeheim. "We're going 
to dictate where you're going to go. 
It's pretty tough to get it inside against 
us in 13 seconds. You need a little 
more time than that ' 

The 62-61) final seemed rather un- 
likely after the quick start by the Cats, 
in fact, Syracuse staked 'Nova to a 12- 
lead at the outset as the Orangemen 
failed to score for nearly six minutes. 
Tim Thomas, who finished with a 
game-high 2?> points, helped spark the 
run with a one-handed flying dunk on 
a fastbreak. Chuck Kornegay also 
helped fuel the fire, grabbing rebound 
after rebound. 

I'he tables began to turn, though, 
with 3:40 left in the first half. Lappas 
lifted Thomas, who had just slipped 
past two defenders for his 15th point, 
after he committed his second per- 
sonal foul. At that point, 'Nova still 
led 29-21. Syracuse stormed back to 
within two points just before Howard 
Brown dropped in a floater to give 
'Nova its four-point halftime lead. 

The momentum seemed to have 
shifted to Syracuse. Three minutes 
into the second half, Syracuse hati 
gained the lead as sixth man Marius 
•lanulis. who finished .'S-of-6 from be- 
hind the arc, nailed his third three 
pointer A scourge of turnovers even- 
tually pushed the ' lead to seven 
On the day, Nova finished with 17 
turnovers as the Orange held a 23-10 
advantage in points off turnovers 

"We've turned the ball over all 
year, which is something we're search- 
ing lor an answer for, ' said l^ippas. 
"It's not acceptable to turn the ball 
over like that" 

With just under seven minutes to 
play, Alvin Williams completed a 
three-point play after being hacked on 
a driving layup. The play brought the 
Cats within four points, but from then 
on, the Cats missed everv single shot 
from the tloor. 

"We're just not shooting the ball 
well. " saui Williams. 

Indeed, the ice-cold shooting in the 
second half (cS-for-2.'>) was amplified 
by the Cats' inability to hit from down- 
town. Syracuse, sensing Nova's in- 
ability to convert from long range, 
collapsed inward, daring the Cats to 
shoot from outside. The strategy paid 
off as Tliomas was the only Cat to have 
success from beyond the three point 
stripe. Other than him, though, 'Nova 
was only 2-for-16 on three pointers. 

Without the outside threat, the 
motion offense came to a halt. Vill- 
anova has not seen zone defense very 
often this year, but without zone- 
breakers Eric Hberz and Kerry Kittles, 
they probably will see zone more of- 
ten during the remainder of the sea- 

Jason l^wson, who had scored 15 
and 20 points in his previous two 
games against Syracuse, only took 
four shots for the game. 

"We were trying to throw the ball 
inside a lot, especially in the second 
half," said Lappas. 

Perpetuating the problem was the 
absence of Kornegay for much of the 
second half. After grabbing eight re- 
bounds in the first half, he spent all 
but four minutes on the bench in the 
second. The 'Nova subs, who played 
a total of 42 minutes, grabbed only 
four boards. 

it has become rather obvious that 
the Cats' primary weapon is Thomas 
(Williams finished with 12 points). 
Against 'Cuse, Thomas led the team 
in scoring for the tenth time this sea- 
son. Much like the game against Mi- 
ami, though, the opposing defer>se 
limited his impact in the second-half 
as it became comfortable focusing 
their attention on him. 

Ihe latest AP Poll had come out 
just prior to the game, showing the 
Cats moving up four spots to No. 12. 
Obviously, tomorrow's game against 
No. 22 Boston College will determine 
whether or not they drop back down. 


Despite the high-flying antics of freshman phenom Tim Thomas, the Cats continue to struggle. 

Beisel, Sliwa lead LadyCats past Georgetown 


.Irnn Rrisel has picked up her play 
retenlly, and so have the Cats. 


Sfxirl', hililiir 

The youthful women's basketball 
team took a big step forward on Sun- 
day with a key Big conference 
victory over (icorgetown. 60-4<) Ihe 
charge was led by Jenn Beisel, who 
turned in an outstanding all-around 
performance, and Jenn Sliwa, who 
fought through a knee injury to drop 
in 16 points and tear down a career- 
high I s rebounds. The win raised the 
team's record to 'J-6 (4-3 Big l^ast) as 
It heads into the heart of its league 
schedule Ihe loss dropped 
Cieorgetown's record to 1 1 4 (4 4 Big 

"1 thought that we played one of 
the better games that we've played all 
year, " said Head Coach Harry Perretta 
"I felt that wc had been playing well 
before Christmas, and that after 
Christmas we had not been playing as 
well. I thought that [against 
Cieorgelownj wc went back to (what 
we had been doing) ir> the I^iSalle 
game and in the Fairfield game, where 
I thought everything was clicking at 
one time " 

Vill.inova managed to open up a 

game that had been knotted at 24 at 
halftime due in large part to the play 
of Bei.sel. The 5-f(Hit-9 junior forward 
was all (wer the court, filling up the 
Stat sheet with 12 points, eight re- 
bounds (half of which came from the 
offensive, six assists, five steals 
and only one turnover in 34 minutes 
played. More importantly, she made 
plays that lose their significance in a 
I-M1X score .She threw a great entry pass 
to Sliwa She maintained 
by saving a ball off of an opponent's 
body .She scrapped for loose balls 
She played her cu.stomary stifling de 
fense. The list goes on and on. 

Bei.sel's performance marked the 
continuation of an upward trend in her 
play as of late 

"Jenn is playing the way that we 
thought she was capable of playing," 
Perretta commented "Her pcrfor 
mance was very good; offensively, 
defensively, she had a.ssi.sts, she re 
bounded the ball. That's what wc need 
for her to do .She did a lot of intan- 
gible tvpe things that help you win 

Perretta was also very happy with 
Sliwa's inspiring plav. as she did not 
even start Ihe contest because of a per 

sistent knee injury. She still managed 
her outstanding double-double, and hit 
a big three pointer and key free throws 
down the .stretch that helped to put the 
game on ice. 

"I thought that taking [Sliwa's in- 
jury situation) into consideration she 
played unbelievable," said Perretta. 
"To get 15 rebounds was unbeliev- 

Perretta feels that Sliwa may have 
benefited from a reduced load in prac- 
tice and in games. 

"Maybe she felt fresher and her 
knee felt a little bit better we 
weren't working her as hard," Perretta 
wondered. "Sometimes less work is 
better than more work in that situa- 
tion where you have an injury." 

Freshman phenom Jenea Skeeters, 
who has already been named the Big 
East's Rookie of the Week twice, 
joined Bei.sel and Sliwa in double fig- 
ures with 10 points on 5-of-l() shoot- 
ing. The 5-foot- 11 Skeeters also 
chipped in with 7 boards 

"Jenea's been up and down." 
Perretta noted. "Yesterday was one of 
the games where she didn't look like 
a freshman out there. She played like 
she was a lunior or a senior, and she's 

capable of that. She just has to under- 
stand that and keep trying to look to 
do those things — score, rebound, she 
handles the point for us in certain situ- 
ations. She's got the ability; she just 
has to learn how to be consistent." 

Point guard Shanette Lee became 
the fourth Wildcat in double figures 
on the day as she scored 12 points 
while collecting three .steals. Jenny 
Higgins contributed to the balanced 
scoring attack with seven points, and 
Pri.scilla Rosenthal added three points 
to go along with her three rejections. 

The team as a whole played excel- 
lent defense, holding the Hoyas to 31 
percent shooting from the field. 
Perretta also noted that the Cats held 
Georgetown to 49 points, well below 
their season average of 72. 

"1 thought that we played as well 
as we could have played given that 
situation," Perretta said. "Georgetown 
is a very talented team." 

Now the Cats can look forward to 
playing two conference games on their 
home floor this week. They will face 
Boston Q}llege tomorrow at 2:00 be- 
fore dueling Pittsburgh on Wednesday 
at 7 M) 


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Gynecological services 
offered at Health Center 


Stuff Reporter 

After much urging from the Stu- 
dent Government A.s.s(KMation (SGA), 
gynecological services are now of- 
fered on campus at the Middleton 
Health Center. 

The University has employed cer- 
tified nurse practitioner Karen 
McGinn to provide gynecological ser- 
vices for University students since, 
Jan. 29. 

In collaboration with Dr. Richard 
Neville, vice president of Student Life, 
and with student input represented by 
the SGA, the Health Center hired a 
nurse practitioner from "our own 
backyard," as Neville put it. 

McGinn acts as director of the 
University's Nurse Practitioner Train- 
ing Program, teaching registered 
nurses on the graduate school level. 
Nurse practitioners receive a degree 
in nursing with extra training in a par- 
ticular area; McGinn's specialty is gy- 

As a nurse practitioner , McGinn 
performs the same basic gynecologi- 

cal services such as examinations, test- 
ing and counseling, as a physician 
with the same professional confiden- 

Though not at liberty to write pre- 
.scriplions on her own, by working in 
conjunction with Dr. Dennis Boyle, 
the current physician on call at the 
Health Center, McGinn can adminis- 
ter necessary medication. 

However, because of the policies 
of a Catholic university, she cannot 
discuss or distribute birth control op- 
tions. If after an initial exam, McGinn 
finds a student's medical problem 
more complex, she can refer her to an 
outside resource. 

The idea of an on-campus gyne- 
cologist was proposed by Ann 
Gavaghan in her SGA presidential 
platform last spring. Although she did 
not win her campaign, by utilizing the 
SGA as a forum for her own ideas, 
she was able to make a change. 

She was "thrilled" that the Uni- 
versity "finally hired someone, espe- 
cially a female" to provide these ser- 
vices. "Not that men cannot be gyne- 
cologists," stated Gavaghan, but she 

teels that more women might be 
"more comfortable with a female." 

So far the University has received 
only positive feedback about this 
newly implemented change. Neville 
is "very happy" with the decision to 
employ McGinn, and he hopes that 
these services will generate interest. 

Neville calls nurse practitioners the 
"wave of the future"since these 
"highly trained" individuals provide 
quicker services than if a student had 
to wait to .see a physician for general 
testing or exams. 

Everyone seems to benefit from 
this new situation, he explains, be- 
cause the University sought someone 
to perform gynecological services for 
a couple of years, and McGinn wanted 
to work in a clinical setting in addi- 
tion to her teaching job. 

As with all other evaluations at the 
Health Center, gynecological exami- 
nations cost nothing, but the student 
must pay for additional testing or 
medication if necessary. Students can 
see McGinn on Wednesdays from 5 
to 7 p.m., and hours will increase de- 
pending on the need for .services. 

Survey prompts 
Academic Infesri 

grity Day 


Staff Writer 

The first ever Academic Integrity 
Day has been organized in response 
to a survey showing that 49 percent 
of the surveyed Villanova students 
believe that plagiarism occnirs fre- 
quently on campus as oppo.sed to only 
28 percent for other schools without 
an honor code and 12 percent for 
schools with an honor code, accord- 
ing to Dan McKave, conductor of the 

The recent survey of 31 colleges 
concerning academic integrity was 
done by McKave. The University par- 
ticipated in the 1995 survey, as well 
as a prior survey in 1990. 

The University responses were 
pooled with those from other colleges 
and tabulated into two columns 
Schools with an honor code and 
schools without an honor code. The 
University was among the 17 schools 
without an honor code and had an ap- 
proximate response rate of 25 percent. 

Only 400 students were polled 
from each sch(K)l, 2(X) seniors and 100 
from the junior and sophomore 
classes. Freshmen were not included 
in the poll, as the survey was done in 
the fall after only a few weeks of 

The respondents remained com- 
pletely anonymous, so as to increase 
the chance of receiving honest, un 
guarded responses 

This survey was brought li» the 
University by Dr. John D Friede. 
member of the Academic Integrity 
Board for the College of Arts and Sci 
ences. and student member Maureen 

"Ilie fact that the data suggests that 
there may be more of a problem [here j 
than anyone has thought there might 
be, that we need to do some follow 
up to try and determine if these re 


No Cede 




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Copied on lest/exam with other 

•tudent'» knowtedse 




Copied on lest/exam without other 

stixdcnt't kno^edge 




Used unpermitted cnb notes 




Got question! or answm fVnm someone 

who had already taken test 




Helped someone else to cheat on test/exam 




Cheated on test/exam in any other way 

2 1V. 



^jur of the fix test or rsam behaviors 

listed above 




Copied material frofn any source and 

turned it in as your own work 

J IV. 



Fabricated/ralsified a bibliography 




Turned in work done by someone else 




Received unpermitted help on assignment 




Worked on assignment with others when 

instructor asked for individual work 

52 V. 



C opied ■ few sentences w/o fcKitnotinH 




Wrote/provided paper for another 




Copied a computer program 

26 V. 



Falsified lah/resean^ data 




\aX •rihc ainc behaviors listed above 

associated with written assignments 




< OURII St nl 

HAS Ml K \\l 

A section of the Academic Integrity survey shows 

results fn»m th 

V three 



Brett Burton, a WXVU DJ., can now be heard across campus and in the 
surrounding community. 

boosts WXVU 


Editor in Chief 

With the help of a new 100-watt 
transmitter. WXVU broadcasted 
clearly on campus and within a six 
to seven mile radius on Dec. 28 for 
the first time in the station 's FM his- 

The new transmitter is a result of 
two years of work on behalf of 
WXVU's executive board. The sta- 
tion proposed the idea and broke 
grounds for the transmitter under the 
leadership of Dr lid Lordan. 
WXVU's former advisor Marv l>ou 
Smith of Facilities Management and 
Frank Hogan. a professional engi- 
neer, managed the technical aspects 
of the project, which ranged from 
renting the crane, conducting stress 
tests and electrical wiring. 

ITie transmitter, which broadcasts 
from the top of a pole near the foot- 
hall stadium, improves the stations 
previous method, in which WXVU 
was transmitted from Cabrini 
College s campus in Wayne Al- 
though the college is not far from the 
University, Cabrini 's transmitter was 
not powerful enough to reach all of 
the University's residence halls Ihe 
weak signal created many problems 
tor WXVU. 

According to a poll conducted in 
IW.S. one of WXVU's greatest oh 
stack's was a lack of listeners, which 
was directly related to the weak sig- 

"It wer- not going to have a sta- 
tion that's going to he heard, then 
why have a station. " said K.incly 
farmer, director of Student Devel- 

" It has always been discouraging 
that my friends couldn't hear Ihe sta 

tion," said Ann (, 
W.XVU's general manager 

Student development funded the 
$25,(KK) project "We made a great 
investment we needed to take 
the initiative," said Farmer Acctird- 
in^ to Farmer, Student Develop- 
menf could funcfttf^ W.YVI / pm/ecf 
because other campus organization 
managed their money so well 

"Randy [Farmer] helped us out 
amazingly," said ( 
(iavaghan. who lead the executive 
board's proposal for the transmit- 
ter, had the privilege ol Hipping the- 
switch on Tuesday morning. 

"We'd like to see this as a jump 
ing off point." said (iavaghan. 
whose next challenge is to get 
WXVU played in the Connellv 
Center and the dining halls "We're 
the student radio station Why can! 
we be heard in the student union'.' " 

"That has been <in ongoing 
struggle for years," said Steve 
Margheim. W.XVU's hip hop and 
business director Margheim he 
heves that the lack ot support from 
the Connelly ( enter and Ihe dining 
halls evolved because the station 
only broadcasts on Tuesdays. 
Ihursdays. Saturdays and h.iir of 

Margheim noted the imnuiiMti 
increase of listener support thai oe 
curred this week "We're already 
seeing a lot of benefits from having 
it [the transmitter) I hope we're 
going to see more sliidrnl in\ oK c 

(iavaghan and Shawn Haxtei. 
W.XVU's current advisor, are look 
ing more critically at lormat struc 
lure, community needs and llu 
makeup of station nieinhers, ac- 
cording to lariiier 

sponscs are an accurate description of 
the campus on a whole or whether they 
are a little bit skewed." as Friede said, 
is the reason for bringing this survey 
to the community. 

They feel that this survey will serve 
to raise awareness of the need for aca 
demic integrity and to decrease the 
need for punitive measures. 

One anonymous student surveyed 
said, "Cheating sucks - the society 
needs to revamp its values because it 
is full of mindless slackers. I hope 
this study gets the ball rolling" 

The survey addresses issues such 
as cheating on tests, plagiarism, and 
turning in students who cheat 

Both code and no code sch(Mils re- 
ported that cheating occurred while 
tests were being taken. 1 2 percent and 
20 percent respectively, however, the 
University reported .^"7 percent 

In all three categories. The Univer- 
sity, code, and no code, a minimum 
of 90 percent of students who had 
witnessed cheating did not report it 

Perhaps this is because, in the 
University's case, there is no set. 
anonymous, precedent for reporting 
cases of academic dishonesty 

As one concerned student noted in 
Ihe survey. "1 wish th;^ there was a 
wav to report fellow students anony- 

Apparently, acc(»rding to the data. 
the University is slightly above the 
norm of both code and no code 

As yet another surveyed sludent 
said. "It's a big problem here It seems 
to have become an accepted way to 
get by" 

(liven the small sample size, how- 
ever. It IS difficult to draw any com 
pletely accurate or applicable conclu 
sions A quiz show will be held leh 
12 in con|iinction with Academic In 
tegrity Day on Feb \} to atldress the 

"We understand that there wasn't 
a large survev size, that is one of the 

reasons whv we are going to he doing 
these quizzes in Connelly, to get a 
broader sense of this issue." said 

This is an issue which will conlmiie 
to be broached over the next tew 
weeks, by professors in class, by slii- 
deiils in dorms, and by the entire com- 
munity on Integrity Day. thanks to the 
findings of this survey. 

"We )ust don't know, hut we felt It was important enough to look 
into the issue. This is a small sample 
(^f the population, hut il eeitaiiily in- 
dicates that il warrants ,i tiiillier look." 
said Friede 

Page 2 

This WEEK 

Editorials 4 

FYI 10 

Features 1 1 

Entertainment ... 14 

Classifieds 21 

Sports 26 


Marc Angelat'cio sug- 
gests an arboretum in 
On the Marc' Don't we 
have one of those already? 
Also, Ann (lavaghan talks 
carpentry and (iod won 
the Super Bowl. 


Greek briefs are 
rather large this week, 
communications reveals 
its new curriculum and 
Villanovans for Life tell 
about being on a hill in 


Read the long-awaited 
installment of X-Wing, 
and in case you did not 
know, Borders is a great 
place to buy books! 


None of us read the 
sports section, so we 
have no idea what to 
write here. Don Meir is 
getting a haircut. It's 
almost 2 a.m. and we 
thought we would be 
home bv now. 


January 31, 1997 

CEO of Body Shop speaks on social 


\'.sislartl j\cHS h.dittit 

roncluding (ho Spring Career 
lair, I ).iVKi F-;(Jwarti, chaimiaii ol Ihe 
iiody Shop USA, gave a keynote 
address entitled "My Personal Joui^ 
ney ot Social Responsibility" Jan 
29, in the Connelly Center Cinema 

lidward's speech highlighted the 
historv ol the organi/ation .iiul the 
lessons to be learned troni both its 
business techniques and activism, 
lie cited the company's founder, 
Anita Roddick, as an entiepreneur 
who was able to "see what others 
can't and share vision with the 
rest ol the worki " She started small, 
with only l.S protiucts because she 
recogni/ed that she nuisl "get small- absolutely brilliant before ex- 

The Body Shop, which began 
with a single store in Brighton, Hri- 
gland 21 years ago, now has over 
I ,.S()() branches in 46 countries. The 
company is known internationally for 
both its skin, hair and body products 
and its commitment to environmen- 
tal and human rights Edward 
joined the company in 1988 after 
serving in diverse fields such as 
stockbroking and design and travel- 
ing throughout Australia, South 
America, and England. 

According to Edward, Roddick 
was a product of the liberal 196()'s 
and was not content to be a typical 
member of the cut-throat business 
world; thus, she committed The 
Body Shop to pursue her ideals. The 
company has a ban against animal 
testing, is committed fair trade prac- 
tices, and is very involved in com- 
munity service. All employees have 
two weeks off every year for service, 
and the organization works closely 
with the homeless in Britain and with 
Habitat for Humanity in North Caro- 
lina. Posters in the stores condemn 
violence against women and supp<irt 
Amnesty International. 

"The purpose of business is to 

produce products so good that people 
wdl [)ay <i lair price so that you can 
make an honest living so that you can 
pursue the social causes you wouldnt 
be able to do otherwise," said Ixlward 
Idward also gave advice to lis- 
teners on how to incorporate social 
responsibility into their own careers. 
"You must challenge the common be- 
liefs o( what a career should be. Ask 
what you want it to be and what re- 
<illy touches your heart " 

"Craft your own career based on 
your values and what your believe 
Seize common occasions and make 
them great," said Edward. "Business 
is not about making money, but about 
.idhering to principles and making 
contributions to the world. Be a spe- 
cial agent of change and not a minion 
of tradition." 

In his speech Edward included one 
short video on Roddick and another 
on the mission of The Body Shop. 
Following his address was a question 
and answer session in which he dis- 
cussed issues of spreading the 
company's philosophies to other busi- 
nesses, making suppliers comply with 
their standards, and the apathy of the 
college generation. 

Adrienne Veglia, a junior who at- 
tended the keynote address, remarked, 
"Edward was so motivational. He 
made me look differently at business 
and ways to get involved without con- 
forming to the traditional suit and tie 
stereotype. I learned to look at social 
problems and issues more than at mak- 
ing money." 

In the past, the Office of Career 
Planning and Placement sponsored a 
Careers for a Brighter Future Fair, 
which focused on socially responsible 
careers. However, because of declin- 
ing participation over the past several 
years, this theme was incorporated 
into the annual Career Week in order 
to increase student involvement, ac- 
cording to Brenda Stover, a career 

"One of the ways we wanted to 
include the issues of social advocacy 

was to have a keynote speaker who year, they contacted us and asked how 

could address this issue. We had con- they could be involved, and we 

tacted The Body Shop to participate jumped at the chance to have Ivdwaid 

in past Careers for a Brighter Future, come on campus," said Stover 
but thev were never available. This 

Acclaimed scientist 
receives award 


Stufj Ht/iorlfi 

On Saturday, Jan. 25, Dr. Pe- 
ter li. Raven, a member of Presi- 
dent Bill Clinton's Council of 
Advisors on Science and Technol- 
ogy and the 1997 recipient of the 
University's Mendel Medal, ad- 
dressed the community on the 
preservation of biological diversity 
and the need to increase con- 
sciousness and activity toward the 

Raven, a prominent researcher 
of planet evolution and a spokes- 
man for the conservation of bio- 
logical diversity and the world's 
ecosystems, is also the Home Sec- 
retary of the National Academy of 
Sciences, according to a publica- 
tion released by SIGMA XI, the 
University's chapter of the Scien- 
tific Research Society. 

The audience was primarily 
composed of members of the sci- 
ence community who are con- 
cerned with ecology and conser- 
vation. Raven lectured on the 
growing problem of destruction of 
biological diversity, which is the 
total number of species, genetic 
variety, and different ecosystems 
in the world. 

This destruction is a result of 
the over consumption of resources, 
especially in the United States, 

"the world's largest consumer of 
resources," according to Raven, 
and the increasing overpopulation 
in poorer countries, such as 
Madaga.scar, Indonesia, and rural 
Brazil, which need to produce 
more and more of the resources 
they need to live 

Raven suggests both genetic 
engineering, which produces an 
organism very similar to a natu- 
rally occurring one, and an in- 
crease in environmental con- 
sciousness and activity by suffi- 
ciently notifying politicians of the 
problem, as aids to conservation. 

Robert Curry, an assistant bi- 
ology professor at the University, 
said, "Dr. Raven has a lot of ex- 
perience in the third world. 
Here's a guy with such impec- 
cable credentials that no one can 
accuse him of being misin- 

The Mendel Medal is awarded 
by the University for distin- 
guished service in advancing the 
cause of science. A committee 
nominates candidates for the 
medal, and the University's Board 
of Trustees ultimately decides on 
the recipient, according to Curry. 

SIGMA XI, the Delaware 
Chapter of the Society for Con- 
servation Biology and the Eco- 
logical Society of Villanova spon- 
sored the lecture. 








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Campus Activities Team 

Campus A ctivities Team 

Campus Activities Team 

Danny Glover 

Felix Justice 

"An evening with Langston and Martin" 

Together they bring to life the words and wisdom of 

Martin Luther King Jr. and Langston Hughes 

Thursday, February 27 

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$3 students/$5 public 

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January 31, 1997 


201 Dougherty Hull. Vilhttunci ('niv(rMi\ Villaiuna, Pa 19085 
Cam Bi-ckt-rich and Melissa Sodulski 
Editors in Chief 

Claire Kehwinkel 
Associate Editor 

(>ina Kullo 
Managing Kditor 

Jim Dunio 
Executive Editor 

We have issues. 

WXVU's efforts 
deserve thanks 
and recognition 

For as long as most students can remember, if one 
tuned the radio dial to 89.1 FM, the only thing that 
could be heard was static. This changed this past 
Tuesday morning when WXVU began broadcasting 
for the Spring semester. What led up to this momen- 
tous day was several year's of planning and a new 
$25,000 transmitter. 

Through hard work on behalf of the radio station 
staff, as well as cooperation from the Student Devel- 
opment Office, this project became a reality. Now 
the station can be heard throughout campus and for 
over a seven mile radius. 

In conjunction with the equipment upgrade, a new 
program format was developed to encourage a 
broader listening audience. After a long period of stu- 
dent outcry, the type of music and variety of shows 
have become more diverse. 

WXVU's efforts are admirable and should be com- 
mended. The University now has to take initiative to 
support the station. This can be accomplished by al- 
lowing the station to be broadcast throughout Con- 
nelly Center and all dining halls. In addition, the Uni- 
versity should welcome and encourage live broad- 
casts on-location throughout campus. 

Student support must also increase. In the past, 
most students were not even aware that the radio sta- 
tion existed. Therefore, the fact that students can ac- 
tually hear the station now makes the excuse no longer 

For those students who have never tuned into the 
radio station, take this opportunity to do so. And for 
those who have tuned in, but were disappointed by 
the reception or programming, give it another chance. 
WXVU 89. 1 I'M, broadcasts on Tuesdays, Tliursdays, 
Saturdays, and Sundays. The rest of the week Cabrini 
College broadcasts, but with enough support maybe 
that will change too. 

OLLE-G^ Cake^k lJe:s-K 

Oct l^oLt> Oei VoyAii^ 
f-ijiruiie- h/o iv . . • 


L E 

"On campus" 
ignorance is not 

To the Editor: 

I am writing in response to last 
week's "iridescently insightful inter- 
rogative" which posed the question, 
"Are you aware of any observance cif 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday 
by Villanova University." The ques- 
tion is not as much the problem as the 
answers. M4tt Rumain wrote, "The 
lack of communication on the part of 
the University is to the extent that 1 
would have been rather ashamed had 
I brought a guest here today." 

The two lectures I attended were 
overflowing with Villanova students 
and staff. Perhaps they did not find it 
so difficult to read the signs or pick 
up an itinerary at the candy counter 
as he might have. One of those pleas- 
ant bulletin broadcast me.ssages could 
have been sent, but there was no lack 
of participation at the lectures I saw 
Sarah West said."Umm no, but my 
bank was closed today" when the 
question was posed to her. To that 1 
have no response but pity that you are 
that unaware of what your school has 
to offer 1 hope you made it to the bank 
on Tuesday. 

This school gave us a wc^nderful 
opportunity to participate in celebrat- 
ing the birthday of this great man, not 
sleep in like so many apathetic stu- 
dents would like to do The rcmem 
brance was commemorated by eel 
cbration and learning, I hardly think 
I)r King would mind, m fact he prob- 
ably would have thought it better than 
sitting around 

Douglas Copeland 
Class ofl 998 

VU fails to meet 
housing needs 

To the Kditor: 

Ihc folldwiiig is an open letter to 
.1 high school senior Do not come to 
\ illanova, we have no room for you. 
I(, in vour search for a college, you 
seek four years of on campus hoiis 
ing tiy B (' , we hear they |ust built 
some new residence halls. If you want 
to have one roommate your freshman 
year- Holy Cross is vour best bet 11 
you want two roommates, a make- 
shift loft, and windows that don"t 
open-then, perhaps, our Villanova is 
the place for you 

It is a little known fact that if ev 
cry student exercised his or her right 

to three years of housing, the Univer- 
sity would be forced to break its word 
and send countless students off -cam- 
pus. In fact, the University depends on 
students choosing to live off -campus 
as a means to honor their commitment 
to those seeking a third year of hous- 

Do not commit $100,000 to an in- 
stitution which has a dearth of hous- 
ing on campus and has made no com- 
mitment to build more. Do not accept 
a University which preaches the value 
of community, then tosses its senior 
class to the wolves of our local town- 
ships and their ridiculous and uncon- 
tested policies. Do not come to a Uni- 
versity which is now considering 
housing some of its students at another 
college. Do not agree to attend an in- 
stitution which has some dorms that 
have not seen significant renovations 
since the 1950s, when Villanova 
housed only male students. Do not 
settle for a University which has 
triples intended to be doubles, and 
doubles suited to be singles, a Uni- 
versity with inadequate lounge space, 
a University with inadequate washing 
facilities within these halls, a Univer- 
sity with inadequate housing. 

A valuable education ought to tran- 
scend the classroom and extend into 
all facets of campus life, especially 
student interaction in the dormitories 
Furthermore, to attract potential stu- 
dents like yourself, you should 
strongly consider the quality of the liv- 
ing conditions at places such as 
Villanova. By providing substandard 
living conditions, our Villanova is tre- 
mendously hurting itself and the stu- 
dents who reside there within. As a 
prospective student considering 
Villanova. be aware: more apartments 
should not be a priority, but an imme- 
diate nesessity 

Pete Acton and Sheldon 
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UNIT responds 
to plagiarism 

To the Kditor: 

As editor of UNIT s newsletter, 
Rvtclmf. I was disturbed bv a recent 
letter sent to Ihc ViUanovan regard 
ing "plagiarism " rhe author, Dr 
(urrv. referred to an article entitled 
"Remote Access ti) (^anipus Facili- 
ties" which was printed both in 
Hvlrlinc and The ViUanovan under two 
different authors. 

The article, written by Tim Ay, was 
submitted for publication in Byteline 
on a disk along with another article 
written by Karin Steinbrenner. Since 
neither article had an author's name 
associated with it, I mistakenly as- 
signed Karin's name to both. Mistake, 
yes! Plagiarism, no! 

Karin Steinbrenner has enough 
ideas, resources, communication and 
written skills of her own and there- 
fore has no need to "plagiarize" any- 
one else's material. I'm curious as to 
why Dr. Curry would write a letter to 
The ViUanovan suggesting plagiarism 
rather than contacting the Byteline 
staff regarding this issue. ThtByteline 
staff apologizes for this case of "mis- 
taken identity." 

Barbara Walker 
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Columnist " nails " ATO for questionable flyer 


I've been attending Villanova for 
four years, so i was surprised to learn 
that a great deal (»f the student body 
was interested in carpentry. While I 
knew that Villanova has more students 
involved with Habitat for Humanity 
than any other college, I never knew 
there was so much interest in construc- 
tion that a fraternity would make it a 
focal point in its Rush advertising. 1 
usually don't look at fraternity Rush 
signs that closely. After all, 1 don't 
think any fraternity would offer a bid 
to a second semester senior But a cer- 
tain ATO poster caught my eye. it fea- 
tured a cute little stick figure with a 
bunch of boards and some nails. The 
slogan on the poster was, "Rush 
ATO— We'll Nail Them In All Posi- 

My, I thought to myself, isn't that 
interesting! Can you believe we have 
a fraternity on campus that is so inter- 
ested in carpentry they make a point 
to mention it on their rush posters so 
as to attract like-minded woodwork- 
ers? Are all their activities structured 
around renovating and remodeling? 
Maybe at ATO meetings they all do 
shop projects after the minutes. Or 
maybe they're building a frat house 
from scratch. I can just envision a TG 
there, with all the brothers proudly 
explaining the nuances of the break- 
fast nook to a rapt audience of 

I must admit, however, that the 
poster did puzzle me to some extent. 
I'm not schooled in carp>entry, and I 
never knew there were different posi- 
tions in which boards could be nailed. 
So I called the ATO house to ask the 
guys there if they could help me un- 
derstand the signs. (This is not a joke. 
I really did call the ATO house.) The 
three gentlemen I talked to there were 
very helpful. The first one told me that 
of the 25 brothers in ATO, four are 
semi-professional carpenters who 
supplement their individual incomes 
with such work. One of the four car- 
penters was the sign designer. When I 
asked them why, if only four of the 25 
brothers are carpenters, they chose to 
emphasize that skill so much, a brother 
told me that they hop>ed to educate 
them in the ways of carpentry After 
all, it's a good non-drinking activity. 

and if the house suffers .some damage 
during a party, the pledges can help 
repair the house. 

I was impressed by their interests 
in fostering useful skills in their 
pledges, but 1 was still confused about 
the board thing. So I asked in what 
{wsition the boards were intended to 
be nailed. One gentleman thought the 
signs were alluding to a somewhat 
horizontal position, and another 
thought the signs indicated that the 
carpenters in ATO were so skilled, 
they could nail boards in any |X)sition. 
(By the way, if you have any carpen- 
try work you need done, you can al- 
ways call the ATO house to find some- 
one willing to help). 

AIX) house, who told riic that they 
meant no harm towards aiiv women 
An informal apology was also offered 
to those who might have been of 
fended (since the gentleman I spoke 
to did not have the authority to offer a 
formal apology). 

So ladies, if any of you have been 
incensed by this pM)ster, let me assure 
you that ATO meant it in the best pos- 
sible way. However, does that mean 
that every person who makes remarks 

about "nailing" is talking about car- 
pentry? I doubt it And do women 
deserve to be treated like a piece ot 
wood, upon which a nail should be 
driven? Hardly. 

Females are not inanimate objects, 
objects with which others may do 
their will. TTiey are not trophies. They 
are not arm ornaments. They are not 
mere receptacles for sperm. And if 
women seem "overly sensitive" when 
an incident like this arises, maybe it's 

bce.uisc people are so accustomed to 
viewing women as things that they're 
surprised when we turn out to he 
people, with feelings and opinions like 
anyone else 1 was very happy that 
AK) seemed genuinely concerned that 
they were presenting an image that 
may have been construed as offensive. 
However, it's a shame that no one — 
not those who designed or approved 
the sign realized that this little sign 
could make .some people very upset. 

White's message transcends 
concerns of NFL's executives 

However, someone evidently took 
these signs in a way they were not in- 
tended. Earlier this week, the admin- 
istration asked ATO to take down the 
signs, which had been approved by 
IFC, receiving a university stamp of 
approval. I asked ATO if they knew 
any other connotation in which the 
signs could be interpreted. The broth- 
ers I talked to mentioned that it could 
be taken to mean that the four carpen- 
ters in the organization are very good 
carj)enters indeed, or that this frater- 
nity is so efficient in its infrastructure 
that it can nail a job and get it done. 
They stressed that no malicious intent 
was meant by these signs, and they did 
not mean to belittle any group. TTiey 
hope to maintain a good relationship 
with university administration, and 
complied with their request to take the 
signs down, even though no one at the 
ATO house could tell me what phrase- 
ology made these signs so controver- 

What I didn't find out from ATO 1 
did find out from women on campus, 
who called me to tell me about these 
signs and their sexual connotation. I 
mentioned this to the gentlemen at the 


Sunday's Super Bowl wasn't very 
exciting. The Green Bay Packers were 
heavy favorites and won by 14 points. 
Even the ballyhooed commercials 
were rather bland in comparison to 
previous years. Nevertheless, an in- 
teresting subplot developed in the 
week prior to the game. 

It appears as though NFL execu- 
tives and several members of the me- 
dia were uncomfortable with the an- 
tics of Reggie White. The superstar 
defensive lineman was conunitting the 
unpardonable sin: giving glory to God. 

Throughout the season. White was 
becoming more and more vocal about 
his religious convictions. He had a 
habit of organizing impromptu player 
prayer sessions and he was using his 
spot in the public eye to speak of the 
Good News of Jesus Christ. 

You see. White is an assistant pas- 
tor at a church in Tennessee. He was 
utilizing the benefits of his exalted 
sports position to perform his other, 
more transcendental duties. Accord- 
ing to certain media outlets. White was 
"threatening the boundaries of reason- 
able restraint and good taste." His 
crime: of)enly preaching the gospel 
message during the media's feeding 
frenzy at the Super Bowl. 

It might be a bit presumptuous to 
see the hand of God in a team's play, 
but that certainly wasn't the extent of 
his message. He spoke of hope and 
the power of prayer, often relegating 

the Super Bowl to a second-class po- 
sition. In any event, people became 
increasingly uncomfortable with his 
frank testimony. 

Maybe people were uneasy be- 
cause they view religion as a private 
matter. Maybe it was reli- 
gious conviction is tough to market. 
Most likely, public displays of spiri- 
tuality make religion feel too real. 
Fans applaud when a champion makes 
a passing reference to God, but we 
cringe if he actually places God as the 
focal point of his attention. 

The lionization of athletes has led 
to the adulation of chest-pounding, 
profanity-spewing he-men. It appears 
as though the NFL would be more at 
ease with a superstar who curses than 
one who uses his time at the bully- 
pulpit to advocate Christian love. 

Most likely, the NFL will continue 
its hand-wringing for years to come. 
Post-game prayer meetings between 
winners and losers have popped up 
throughout the league and an increas- 
ing number of young players deflect upward. Indeed, religious ex- 
pression has developed further than 

More campus improvements needed 


Since 1 arrived at Villanova a 
couple of years ago, a lot has changed, 
especially to the surroundings of the 
University In fact, to say that 
Villanova's physical environment has 
simply changed in the past few years 
would be an understatement. In the four years alone, Villanova has 
gained a new liberal arts center, and 
four new apartment buildings. Fur- 
thermore, by this time next year, the 
University will have an engineering 
building and an add-on to Mendel 

All of this structural modification 
is an effort of the University to expand 
and update its facilities TTiis augmen 
tation, no doubt, is much needed and 
much admired, especially from an in- 
stitution which previously seemed to 
be stagnant when concerning the 
make-up of its surroundings and the 
way they affected its goals as a uni 
versity. Needless to say, to see action 
finally taken is a wonderful sight 

But we must ask ourselves how 
much of what has and will be done to 
the facilities on campus actually ben- 
efits the whole of the Univcrsifv 
Ihere is little doubt that housing is a 
large priority of every university, not 
just Villanova The relatively new 
apartment buildings and the lour more 
being drawn up on West Campus are 

needed to keep students on 
campus and in the somewhat secluded 
Villanova community. Off campus 
students often find themselves sepa- 
rate from the everyday (Kcurrences at 
the University. Keeping more of those 
who want to be in the middle of the 
on-campus action is undoubtedly im- 
portant. This goal is even more im- 
portant considering the difficulties of 
attaining off campus housing in the 
unfriendlv-t(vcollege -student commu- 
nity known as Radnor Township 

The addition of the Liberal Arts 
Center and the currentlv-bcmg-built 
engineering building arc necessary to 
complement the two colleges which 
desperately needed a structure to 
house their programs. I'he Mendel 
add-on will also give the sciences up- 
to-date laboratories and research fa 
cilities, items the .^5-year-old hall defi 
nitclv needs. 

Iven with all these additions to the 
campus, however, there is still some 
thing missing, something inherent in 

the word "university" that Villanova 
does not have. What Villanova needs 
more than anything else is a fine arts 
center and auditorium This project 
is .still in the plans of Villanova. but it 
seems that, even with the talk that it 
provokes every year, it always gets 
placed on the lower half of the list, 
somewhere below more housing and 
a new athletic facility 

This placement, however, does in 
justice to the need ot this type of fa- 
cility on campus. If there is anything 
missing from the academic and scxial 
life at Villanova, it is the fine arts Ihis 
lack, in large part, is because there is 
no place for them Vasey and St 
Mary's Halls are, at best, second rate 
locales for the theater and vocal 
groups at Villanova These groups do 
the best with what they are given, but 
they could do so much more with bet 
ter facilities. 

Not only would a new fine arts cen- 
ter provide the current performance 
groups with ,i better stage, but it will 
provide a stage for more groups, an 
acailemic departmenl. and ideally a 
new college Just think how much 
more would be added to the Univcr 
sity with a fine arts centei Wouldn't 
be nice to see a student performance 
of plays or music in a suitable audito- 
rium.' Wouldn't it be nice to have a 
place where stiuknts could display 
their visual arts' Wouldn'l il be nice 

to be able to take in theater, 
music, painting and sculpting without 
having to travel to Rosemont College, 
in on-campus facilities ideal for these' 

Furthermore, a fine arts center will 
add more to University by bringing 
outside groups into the Villanova com- 
munity. Tlie Maya Angelou's, Bob 
Dole's, and .Scamus Heaneys of the 
speech circuit will have ,i suitable 
arena in which to talk to everyone who 
wants to hear them, not just those with 
connections. Also, we would no 
longer have to be criticized and em- 
barras.sed by having such notable fig 
iires speak to the Villanova commu- 
nity in the atrocious Jake Nevin 
F-ieldhousc or ( onnelly ( "enter, places 
better suited for athletic events or con 
ferences Furthermore, with a large 
enough facility we could finally attract 
musical groups to campus, making il. 
at least, a much more exciting place 
on the weekends 

For those of us who believ e thai ,i 
Inie university should be a place where 
<;//ilisciplines can be explored and ex 
perienceil, this prioritization is a Irav 
esty. Even with the latest additions to 
Villanova helping its on going alteiiipl 
to define ilsell as an outstanding .ii ,i 
demic institution, there is still at le.isi 
one more addition needed before il (.\n 
call itselt a university. 

the pre-game team prayer 

Desmond Howard, the MVP of the 
game, had been kicked around the 
league for years. He credited prayer 
with giving him the strength to per- 
sist, saying White's influence was es- 
sential to his success. 

Still, the politically-correct wing of 
the league views White as a threat. 
There were reports that he had been 
asked not to pray, and the television 
cameras seemed intent on avoiding 
close-ups of his prayer session after 
the game. And then we wonder why 
pro sports has .so many problems. 

1 admit that I probably won't turn 
to Reggie White for theological guid- 
ance, but he does .serve a valuable pur- 
pose. The country's religious commit- 
ments on Sunday have declined dras- 
tically over the past several decades. 
White has found a way to talk about 
God to a secular society. 


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Current public officials lack much-needed morals 


The expcclcilioiis placed on our 
current political leaders vary among 
individuals However, a eonimon 
thread appears to exist, binding aver- 
age citizens across the country: our 
public officials are men and women 
lacking morals Ihis pessimistic view 
continues to keep Americans out of the 
voting booths and di.sconnected from 
what IS happening on a national and 
international level 

Earlier last month, the Republicans 
once again made history bv electing 
("ongressman (iingrich to a second 
term as Speaker of the And 
now, the House of Representatives 
proceeds to make history again. Newt 
Gingrich stands as the first Speaker 
of the House to be formally repri- 
manded by his fellow colleagues in 
Congress following a two year inves- 
tigation into suspected violations by 
the Speaker. 

(iingrich failed to .seek adequate 
legal advice before using tax-exempt 
contributions to fund a college lecture 
course focused on re-electing a (iOP 
Congress The Speaker also is said to 
have given false information to the 
subcommittee during their investiga- 

Both Republicans and Democrats 
alike have been outwardly critical on 
the Speaker concerning his unethical 
behavior. In a vote of 395 to 28, the 
House endorsed the ethics 
subcommittee's recommendation of a 
$.3(M),(M)() fine, in addition, some key 
Republicans have already been explor- 

ing possible replacement options i( 
further charges are confirmed 

Meanwhile, the biggest question 
facing the House is whether this lat- 
est of government scandals will force 
a wedge lx"tween the two parties and 
cause an irreparable division. The 
President has also expressed his de- 
sire to see this scandal go away and 
the focus turn towards policy issues 
such as Medicare reform. 

Certain issues naturally arise out 
of such government follies. Should our 
elected officials be expected to have a 
greater sense of morality than the av- 
erage citizen of this country? Should 
in fact morals be the judge of a good 
politician? After all, is it not enough 
for the economy to be growing with 
taxes and unemployment low? 

The idea that Newt Gingrich with 
his education and ptilitical knowledge 
could have made such a mistake un- 
knowingly is a far stretch. We elect 
our representatives with the hope that 
they can perform in an arena that has 
in many cases grown too complicated 
for the average citizen. Therefore, 
when such a scandal breaks out, we 
naturally become disenchanted with 
Congress and the government as a 

We generally expect too much 
from our politicians. Congress was 
designed by the founders to operate 
slowly in order that all options could 
be explored and rash decisions 
avoided. The legislators on Capitol 
Hill are just ordinary people who have 

been given the opportunity to perform 
to their utmost fX)tential on our behalf 

However, C^mgiess also has shown 
that when one of its members proceeds 
to operate outside the limitii of the law, 
the institution can internally handle 
the problem. 

Although Gingrich did not have to 
step down, he did not escape 
ment for his actions either. 

Whether Speaker Gingrich or 
President Clinton, the officials elected 
by us are responsible for ensuring our 

safety and well being Phey are given 
the power to make decisions on our 
behalf, and therefore, should represent 
the best aspects of our society. 

With this in mind, morality should 
play a significant part in the daily de- 
cisions made by government officials. 
When this morality fails to guide their 
actions, it is then up to an informed 
electorate to step into the voting 
booths and decide whether the respec- 
tive official is a worthy representative. 

Speaker Gingrich will be closely 

watched by both Democrats and Re- 
publicans alike during his reign in the 
House. It should be all of our hopes 
that a bi-partisan effort will still be 
possible to pass critical legislation this 
session. Next November, it will then 
be up to us, the electorate, to judge 
our representatives based on their ac- 
tions and efforts over the next nine 

L E T T E R S 

Katharine Hall is quite fit for living 

Fattah's pro-choice 
stance not appropriate 
for VU chapel 

To the Kditor: 

Martin Luther King Jr. was a fine 
man with a deep conviction to help- 
ing the oppressed realize the rights 
owed to them by society He stood 
for those without a voice and helped 
them to acheive the equality they de- 
served. At Villanova University, how- 
ever, we commemorated Dr. King's 
devotion to the opperessed with a man 
who stands for |ust the opposite: 
Chaka Fattah Representative Fattah 
has, on numerous occasions, openly 
supported the pro-abortion movement, 
including his vote against the ban on 
partial birth abortions Abortion, in 
any form, is the oppression of the 
weakest members of our society: the 
unborn. The Catholic Church recog- 
nizes abortion as a moral and social 

evil, yet we at Villanova openly de- 
fied the Church by having Fattah 

It is only Fattah's invitation to 
speak which is appalling. Holding his 
speech in Villanova's Chapel is atro- 
cious. No political speech, of any 
nature, should be given in the Chapel 
I'he Chapel is a place of worship, a 
sacred place, not a place to the 
politics of the day 

Villanova is a Catholic University 
based on the sacred moral principles 
of the Catholic C^hurch. These prin- 
ciples which have made and will con- 
tinue to make Villanova great We are 
a Catholic University above and be- 
vonil all things. 

Joyce Garczynski 
Class of 2000 

To the Editor: 

I am writing in response to Kevin 
Connell's article which appeared in 
The Vilianovan on Jan. 24. 1 would like 
to thank Connell for his decision to 
voice his complaints in an attempt to 
improve student life here at Villanova. 
At the same time, 1 was disappointed 
to see the name of Connell 's own resi- 
dence hall misspelled three times 
within the article. Katharine Hall is 
named after Mother Katharine Drexel, 
the foundress of the Sisters of the 
Blessed Sacrament. It is Katharine 
with an "A" and not an "E". 

In the past five months, I have 
never heard Katharine Hall called the 
"headache of south campus." Yet, I 
have been subject to the "stench" that 
Connell refers to on more than one 
occasion. Realistically, that smell is 
largely the result of over 2iX) grown 
men living in one building at the same 
time. It could happen in Corr Hall, 
Sullivan Hall or any other building 
packed with men, even if there are 

Katharine Hall was built in 1985 
in an agreement with the residential 
neighborhood adjacent to south cam- 
pus. Katharine Hall, St. Monica's 
Hall, Caughlin Hall, and McGuire 
Hall were all built as climate control 
buildings without windows .so that the 
noise level from the south campus 
housing did not in the neigh- 

borhtx)d. If windows were to be in- 
cluded, Villanova would not have been 
able to build these halls to accommo- 
date the expanding student body. Even 
without windows, there is adequate 
ventilation within Katharine Hall. The 
air units in each room bring in out- 
side air when they are on the fan mode. 
The "stale and germ infested air" has 
not been trapped inside the walls since 
1985 after all. Several members of 
Facilities Management have suggested 
that the units be kept on the fan mode 
as often as possible in order to freshen 
the air. The air filters in each unit were 
most recently replaced over this past 
Christmas break, as they are during 
every break and sporadically through- 
out the academic year on an as needed 
basis. John Gallen, executive director 
of Facilities Management, said that the 
biggest problem is accessing the units 
in many of the rooms as students of- 
ten block them in with furniture. 

Connell raised the issue of the "in- 
adequate" cleaning of Katharine Hall. 
He referred to one instance when he 
noticed custodial workers cleaning the 
bathrooms without soap. Tom Malloy, 
Operations Manager of Custodial Ser- 
vices, explained that a product known 
as Virex, a diluted, odorless disinfec- 
tant, is often used to clean the bath- 
rooms. It looks like water but is a very 
effective agent used in the residence 
halls. In regard to the building not be- 
ing cleaned on a "regular basis," 1 

would encourage Connell to investi 
gate the schedule and effectiveness of 
Custodial Services. The 105 custodial 
workers on staff work seven days a 
week on a rotating schedule in an ef- 
fort to keep the halls clean to the best 
of their ability. Gallen is working on 
"providing a more level number of 
p>eople" working on a continual basis 
to increase the efficiency of the ser- 
vices in buildings such as Katharine 

A large part of responsibility lies 
on the shoulder of the residents. We 
need to start seeing Katharine Hall as 
our home and treat it as such. I have 
noticed on more than one occasion 
f>eople leaving trash on the floors of 
the hallways and bathrooms, urinat- 
ing on the not)r, and performing vari- 
ous other classless acts. Of course the 
bathroortjs and hallways are going to 
smell if they are treated in this fash- 
ion. We would not act like this at home 
and have mom or dad clean in up so 
why should we act like this here and 
wait for the custodial service to clean 
it up. "We provide a cleaning service 
and n(U a maid service," said Tom 
Malloy. He suggested that the students 
treat the halls as if they were their par 
enls' home. Maybe then our "head- 
ache " will go away. 

Michael R. Petriella 
Class of 1997 

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Feb 1 will bring to Viilanova the 
first ever all (ircck Daiicc-A- Fhon to 
benefit Easter Seals. It will take place 
in tlie Day Hop from 12 p m. to 12 
am. Admission is $.S per person and 
includes free food and beverages. For 
more info, please contact Ana at 519- 
0265. To make a donation, contact 
Angel at 449-Wiil. 

Feb. 3 

Info Session 

If vou are thinking of declaring a 
Communication Arts major or have 
declared one after Jan. 1 1997, please 
attend the inlormation session being 
held Monday Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. in the 
Bryn Mawr Room or luesday Feb. 4 
at 12:45 p.m. in IheHaverford Room 
The revised curriculum will be dis- 

Time Management 

Need to get org.ini/ed'.' I)r Reilly 
will offer practical suggestions for 
better time management and studv 
techniques in a brief workshop on Feb 
3 from 3:30 p m to 4:20 p.m. in the 
Counseling (enter, ("orr H.ill Room 
lOh. The workshop is tree and no sign- 
up is necessary. 

Feb. 4 

FMA Meeting 

The Financial Management Asso- 
ciation (IMA) will be holding its sec- 
ond meeting on Feb 4 in Bartley Hall 
Room no, 12:45-1:30 p m' The 
speaker will be Dr Clarke who will 
be discussing careers in finance Free 
soda and pizza will be available and 
new incnibcrs are welcome. 

Feb. 5 

Tiitors Needed 

Inteu sici) in being a lulni Im m 
ner-city children' II so, ilu- ( ommii 
nity Outreach of Vill.mova Homeless 
Committee will be hokiiiig an iiitor- 
inational meeting on Feb. 5,6:-^()-7:3n 
p m in St. Ritas chapel. 


Orientatio Meeting 

Everyone interested in applying to 
be an Orientation Counselor or Ad- 
ministrative Assistant with the 1997 
New Student Orientation Program is 
invited to attend an information meet- 
ing on Feb 5 at 9 p.m. in the Italian 
Kitchen Applications will also be 
available in the dean of Students of- 
fice, 213 Dougherty Hall starting Feb 
(). Applications are due Feb. 17 by 4 
p m. in the dean of Students Office. 

Feb. 6 

Juice Guys Lecture 

On Feb. (■>, Tom and Tom of Nan- 
tucket Nectars will be discussing what 
it takes to pioneer a successful start- 
up company. The speakers will be ap- 
pearing in the Connelly Center Cin- 
ema between 3:30-5:30 p.m. All are 
invited to attend. 

Poli-Sci Speaker 

The political science honor soci- 
ety will have the assistant special 
agenl in charge of ihc Philadelphia 
Drug Enforcement As-sociation .speak- 
ing on job opportunities in the FBI 
and the D.F A. The event will be held 
on Feb. d at h p.m in the East I^)unge 
of Dougherty Hall All are welcome 
to attenti. Refreshments will be served 

Feb. 15 

Arab/ Islamic Studies 

On Feb. 15 at 3:30 p m in the St 
Mary's Chapel, Barbara Solis, a 
prominent a/id researcher on 
Arab/ Spanish music, will perform 
Imad Dawud will be accompanying 
her on the oud singing Andalusiyyat 
riiere is free admission for students 
and tickets for non-students are $8. 


New Organization 

Interested m handbells.' New orga- 
nization .starting. No experience nec- 
essary whatsoever For more info, call 
Kellv A S A P at ,\ 13455. 


<iM Im Washingtiiii DC. For 3 
weeks in May with Ihe W.ishmiilon 

Mini-Mester Program, spcnisored by 
the Political Science department Stu 
dents will live in Washington and meet 
with Senators, Congressmen, lobby- 
ists and media personalities among 
others in a first hand look at the real 
world of politics For further informa- 
tion call 519-7717. 

Faculty/Staff Service 

Campus Ministry will sponsor a 
service trip for faculty/ staff and their 
spouses. It will take place June 18-22 
in Brooklyn, New York, where our 
group will renovate two buildings at 
Holy Name Parish in Prospect Park. 
TTiirty Villanovans will participate in 
this historic trip. For more informa- 
tion, contact Barbara Haenn in Cam- 
pus Ministry at X94479. 

Summer Service TVip 

In its ninth year, Good Works '97 
will again offer a two week opportu- 
nity to serve the ptxir in Appalachia 
from May 19 through June I . The sites 
are in Kentucky, and are sponsored by 
the Si.sters of St. Joseph. For more in- 
formation, write Good Works '97, 
1901 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, 
Pa. 19118. Completed applications are 
due March 1 7. This program fills fast, 
so if you are interested, NOW is the 
time to apply! 

Americorp Awards 

If you are a senior and are consid- 
ering volunteer .service to the p>oor af- 
ter graduation, you should be aware 
that the Americorps program is now 
offering the same educational awards 
to people who serve in the private vol- 
unteer agencies such as Jesuit Volun- 
teer Corps, Habitat for Humanity. Full 
time service can yield up to $43(X) in 
loan for forgiveness or be applied to 
graduate school opportunities. For 
more information, see Barbara Haenn 
in Campus Ministry. 

Supplies Needed 

The Merida, Mexico service trip 
that will be going to the Yucatan over 
Spring Break is requesting donations 
for certain supplies that are badly 
needed by the Mission. The items are: 
aspirin, Band-Aids, children and adult 
vitamins, broad spectrum anti-biotic 
with current dates on label (all medi- 
cines/ vitamins need to have intact 
seals), pencils and pencil sharpeners, 
paper, rulers scissors. Items may be 
brought to the Sacristy at the 6 p.m. 
Sunday Mass, or to the Campus Min- 
istry Office in St. Rita's Hall after 
Feb. 15. Thanks to all who will gener- 
ously donate items. 

Amnesty International 

Become an active participant in 
stopping human rights abuses around 
the world. You can make a world of 
difference. Meetings are held every 
Monday at 4 p.m. in the Center for 
Peace and Justice (basement of 
Sullivan Hall). For more info call 

Student Workers 

For all student employees, starting 
Jan. 29, students who have direct de- 
posit will have pay deposited into their 
bank accounts and will have their pay 
advise MAILED to their local address 
of record. For students who received 
pay checks, on-campms residents will 
have their check placed in their stu- 
dent mailbox and off-campus students 
will PICK-UP their check at the 
Kennedy Hall mail room between 9 
a.m. and 4 p.m. Picture I.D. required. 

Arboretum Page 

There is now an unofficial WWW 
page highlighting Villanova's arbore- 
tum. The address is http.// 1 25/ 
vutrees.htm. TTie name of this page is 
Villanova's Sacred Trees. Be sure to 
check it out. 

Bereavement Group students Wanted 

If you have a parent or sibling who 
has died and would like to talk with 
other students who have experienced 
a similar loss, call Noreen at Campus 
Ministry, 519-4084. 

PL.A.Y.CORPS is looking for stu- 
dents to coach spring, recreation, 
youth teams. Upon successful comple- 
tion of their season, CORPS members 

receive $500 towards their college tu- 
ition. For more info, please call 
PI .A Y.CORPS at 503-671-2213. 

Alpha Phi Omega 

Any student interested in pledging 
Alpha Phi Omega is invited to attend 
one of the information meetings which 
are being held Feb. 10 and Feb. 1 1 at 
9 p.m. in Mendel Hall Room 158. 
APO is a co-ed service fraternity that 
participates in volunteer work on cam- 
pus, in surrounding communities and 
with national organizations. Regular 
meetings are held on Tuesdays at 9 

HEC Retreat 

The spring FIEC retreat will be held 
en the weekend of March 21-23. Stu- 
dents as well as faculty and staff are 
invited to participate. In this experi- 
ence people whose physical disabil- 
ity puts them at the margins of soci- 
ety. HEC (Handicapped Encounter 
Christ) brings both physically disabled 
and non-disabled persons together to 
share a common life in an atmosphere 
of Christian community. If you are 
interested in attending or supporting 
this effort, call or leave your name at 
Campus Ministry, 519-4080. 

Senior Activities 

This year's Senior Dinner Dance 
will take place on Saturday, April 2b 
at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Phila- 
delphia. Ticket sales will be held on 
March 24,25 and April 2,3 and 4. Tux- 
edo rentals will be available at 
this time. Mark your calendars and get 
ready for a great time! 

SGA Elections 

Student Government A-sscKiation 
(SGA) elections take place every 
.spring. TTiis year, S(iA will hold in- 
formation sessions in February for all 
candidates. Offices include .senators 
for each college and student body 
president. Petitions will be due in mid 
to-late March and campaigning will 
run from Mar. 31 through Election 
Day on Apr. 15 

All typed F.YJ/s are due 
on Tuesdays by 5 p.m. in the 
Villanovan Office, 201 
Dougherty Hall. 

January 51, 1997 


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Career Week shows students the path of opportunity 


Staff Reporter 

College is about making choices. 
Every step of the way there is some 
decision to be made. Finally indepen- 
dent of home and family, each deci- 
sion seems to be of major importance 
to the new Villanovan. Maybe that is 
because as college students, we know 
that if those decisions go awry, there 
is no one else to blame any more ex- 
cept ourselves. 

We have to decide when to study, 
when to sleep and when to stop party- 
ing. These decisions may seem minor 
in the scheme of things, but in reality, 
they contribute to the one of the most 
crucial decisions we will ever make: 
what we are going to do with our lives 
after college. 

Fortunately for the destination-un- 
known student, Villanova offers a so- 
lution. This past week, Jan. 27 through 
3 1 , the Office of Career Planning and 
Placement(CP&P) directed the Spring 
1997 Career Week. It was a compli- 
ment to the first Career Week that was 
offered during the fall. "This really 
[was] very much a joint effort of a lot 
of different campus organizations," ac- 

cording to Nancv Dudak, director of 

Previously, other career programs 
had been offered but these had been 
mainly Career Days or a solitary 
workshop here and there. This project 
involved much more planning and or- 

Career Week is a more comfortable 
alternative to the usual fast paced, in- 
timidating fairs packed with inquiring, 
perspective employers. Instead of fo- 
cusing on getting a job, the week is 
directed more toward deciding what 
kind of field you want to enter. For 
instance, the undeclared major could 
attend a workshop on the arts to get a 
clearer picture of the kinds of careers 

"We tried to just have a couple dif- 
ferent venues to get this career infor- 
mation across to students, depending 
on where they are in their own career 
thinking and what kinds of academic 
choices they've made for themselves," 
said Dudak. 

The week was the combined effort 
of the full time employees of CP&P. 
Plans for the spring week have been 
in creation almost since the conclu- 
sion of the fall week. Dudak, Assis- 

tant Director Dave Ixibig, and Career 
Counselor Hrenda Stover, all see stu 
dents on an individual basis From 
these meetings, they tried to take a 
student's perspective on the most 
asked questions concerning career 
choices and the like "Every couple 
years there's hot careers that students 
are interested in," said Dudak. 

The members of CP&P who work 
more closely with the employers con- 
tributed input from that point of view. 
They looked at such aspects as what 
employers are looking for and the hot 
careers from the employment end 

From there, the staff brainstormed 
ideas and put together a selection of 
programs from which they thought 
students would be able to benefit. "We 
tried to reach the career needs of as 
many students as we could, acknowl- 
edging that people are in different 
places in their career thinking," Dudak 
said of the team. 

The workshops were run in a panel 
format. Representatives from several 
different types of jobs in the specific 
field share their experiences with the 
students and then engaged in an in- 
formal question and answer session. 
"There's people talking about differ- 

ent angles or different perspectives of 
the same kind of career," Dudak said 
A Career Fair was still included in the 
week's events Employers from differ 
ent companies were present to answer 
any and all questions of the students 
The highlight of the week was the 
keynote address. David Edward, chair- 
man of The Body Shop USA, pre 
senled his speech on "My personal 
journey of .social responsibility." The 
company is known for its products 
which are not animal tested Edward 

presented these ethical ideas along 
with the success ol his company to 
emphasize environmental and social 
responsibility Dudak was very ex- 
cited. "We have some very interest- 
ing people coming. People just doing 
all kinds of great things." 

So, for all the students whose path 
ahead seems obscure and undeter- 
mined, do not fear. Career Week pre- 
sents a wonderful opportunity to shed 
some light on your indecision. 

Students glance over Career Week brochures. 


Communication Arts revamps its core curriculum 


Dni. Bowen and Lynch were intnimental in devising; the major's new 


Special to the Villanovan 

Do your daydreams include work- 
ing as a screenwriter/director like 
Ouentin Tarantino or stepping into 
Oprah's shc^s? If you'd like to act, 
wouldn't you want to .speak in a cul- 
tured voice similar to Jeremy Irons' 
or Kathleen Turner's? What about 
writing for a magazine, opening your 
own ad agency or doing a social com- 

If any of these career paths appeals 
to you, consider honing your commu- 
nication skills by becoming a commu- 
nication arts major. Declaring a Com- 
munication major has become a more 
attractive choice now that the depart- 
ment, under the aegis of Dr. Joan D 
Lynch, has revamped its curriculum 
As of Jan. 1 , any student who becomes 
a communication arts major will take 
fewer credit hours — 30 instead of 36 
In addition, the number of required 
courses will be reduced from nine to 

These reductions allow students 
more choices. As Dr. Lynch explains. 

"We want to give students more op- 
portunities to major in their area of 
interest. By going down to 30 credits, 
it makes internships, double majors 
and studying abroad easier. It also 
refines career goals." It will also be 
less difficult to become a 
communicationsminor or to take on an 

New communication majors select 
a concentration in one of three areas 
rhetoric & performance studies, de- 
signed for students interesting in 
speech writing, political consulting, 
broadcast performance, sales, journal- 
ism, law and acting; media & film 
studies, for students who wish to en- 
ter print, broadcast, film and related 
areas; and interpersonal & organiza- 
tional studies, for careers in business, 
education, counseling, human and so- 
cial services, organizational training, 
health care and human resources. The 
latter allows students to deepen their 
understanding of the communication 
prcK'csses in interpersonal interactions 
and organizations. 

In what has been dubbed a "3- 1 - 1 - 
1" format, communications students 

take a minimum of three courses in 
their concentration, one in each of the 
other two areas, and finally, one 
"fioater" course, which is anv com- 
munications course of the student's 

Another change involves renum- 
bering courses. Starting in September, 
courses will be numbered according 
to category loWowing the three areas 
ot emphasis 

Why has the Communication Arts 
Department implemented these 
changes? According to Dr. Sherry 
Bowen, chair of the curriculum com- 
mittee, which was instrumental in cre- 
ating the new standards, "One of the 
wonderful things about the changes is 
that students can tailor packages of 
courses that best suit their needs and 

Formore information ol the 
changes, prospective CA majors are 
encouraged to attend one of two meet- 
ings: Feb. 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the 
Bryn Mawr Room or Feb 4 from 
12:45 to 1:30 p.m. m the Haverford 
Room or call x9475(). 

On Campus... With Pat Foley 

This week's stirring topic of cocktail party discussion: 
Why did or didn 'tyou participate in Greek Rush activities? 

vm Top 10 

Nora McMahon 


( ommunications 

No (Jreek affiliation 

'Why buy the cow when you're 

lactose intolerant'.' 

Besides, Clreek letters do 

nothing for my figure" 

Matt Higgins 


General Arts 

Alpha Phi Delta 
"It was a way to meet a lot of 
people " 

I^uren Mazzuca 



Alpha Chi Omega, President 

"I rushed because, as a freshman, 
I didn't know too many people and I 
wanted to get involved in more activi 
ties. I also thought that being a mem 
ber of a sorority would enhance my 
college experience and develop lead 
ership skills " 

paijbe l^vaii, and RtckDm, the top 10 
reasons to listen to WXVU: 

10. At last SOMEONE'S telling the truth about aliens! 

9. The 5 a.m. Randy Farmer Agricultural Report 

8. True Confessions of Public Saftey 

7. It doesn't broadcast offensive fraternity posters over 
the air. 

6. The Jon & Joe show is now off the air. 

5. Girls love WXVU dj's. 

4. Their voice modulator makes everyone sound like 
Steve Lappas. 

3. Ann Gavaghan's gynecology report. 

2. Father Stack's house party. 

And the number one reason to listen to WXVU is . . . 


Page 12 


January 31, 1997 




Students get frantic looking for a home off-campus 


Features Editor 

Since last week, when students in- 
volved in the west campus apartment 
hittcry were notified of their status, 
more and more have reluctantly been 
made to look beyond campus for next 
semester's housing. Timely enough, 
Kathy Byrnes, assistant to the dean 
and the University's legal advisor, has 
offered several informational sessions 
regarding off-campus living, empha- 
sizing where and how to find a place, 
leases and zoning laws, landlords and 
life off campus. 

Having done four out of the five 
sessions already, Byrnes is very satis- 
fied with the interest she has received 
in comparison to previous years which 
she accredits to this semester's extra 
publicity and strong support of SGA. 
"Each session was pretty well attended 
with a nice mix of both men and 
women and all had really good ques- 
tions," said Byrnes. 

The greatest concern, Byrnes rec- 
ognizes, among each student moving 
off-campus is whether there is avail 
ability this late in the academic year. 
"They all wish that there was an easy 
way to find a place, but the truth is, 
you have to just go out and hit the 
pavement," Byrnes said. "Certainly 
there are some places that are already 
rented, but it is not too late to start 
l(X)king now and it is very normal for 
people to sign leases in February, even 

Daily newspapers, such as The 
Main Line Times and Suburban, have 
a fair numbers of rental properties that 
are hxiking for students and can be 
helpful to those that are absolutely 
uncertain about where to start. Addi- 
tionally, landlords often contact Fr. 
Frank Farsaci, Residence Life's advi- 
sor to off-campus students, and report 
of housing that is up for rent or sale. 
"Admittedly this is a difficult process, 
but in the six years that I have been 
here, no one was left homeless," she 


IVips into Philadelphia are among the many outings of this program. 

Greek Briefs 

Iky I'l Phis, we sure had a great time this weekend didn't we? Spe- 
cial thanks to the brothers of SAh for Saturday night Speaking of gmid 
times, get ready to put on your dancing shoes Pi Phis because the first 
ever (Ircek Dance-A-Thon is on Saturday. It is from 12 p.m to 12 a.m. 
in the Day Hop and benefits Easter Seals. 

Congratulations to our wonderful new KK(} pledge class. We re so 
excited to have you! Thank you Katie and Neilly for a very succes,sful 
Rush 1997. We all appreciate your efforts. Congratulations Maria on 
being elected as treasurer of Panhell board. Also, thank you to the out- 
going Chapter Council Congrats to a job well done! 

Ihc brothers of Sigma Nu would like to congratulate Dave Kashmir 
for being elected as the Inter P'raternity Council Treasurer You deserve 
It for all the hard work you have done. 

Welcome to Alpha Phi. Kappa Class! Thanks to Jennifer DeLucia 
and her two a.ssistants, Tracy Ciiordano and Kim Komelasky, for a very 
successful rush (Jreat job, Michelle Ranelli, as this year's Panhellenic 
Computer Rush Chair Congratulations to Kim Cote for being chosen 
as a mcMiher of the managerial team for Special Olympics and Eiz 
Schmidt tor being chosen as a member to the 1997 Steering Committee 

Congratulations Alpha Chi Omega to all of our awesome new mem- 
bers: you guys are the best, and thanks to Sig l-.p tor helping us to wel- 
come them- the decor was lovely 

D(is would like to congratulate and wish good luck lo all of the new 
1997 Panhell officers, especially our own Kern Clark who was elected 
as the new Panhell secretary I'hank you to all of the I99A Panhel offic- 
ers for all of your hard work and dedication. Sisters, get excited for the 
Dance-a-'F'hon this Saturday 

Alpha Dell, I Pi congratiilaUs Iniily Moscalo, Vilhinova's new 
Panlulli na President! We're so proud of you Emily, and we know you'll 
do a great )oli' Hoptdilly everyone is looking forwartl to this weekend,' Ih.inks to Resale's hard work, we're sure to have another great 
tiiiH- together! 

Chi Omega welcomes its new members' Also, congratulations to 
Sharon Krpat.i lor being elected VPof the Panhellenic council. 

In Delta congr.ttulates those memlKrs in the "Who's Who ," DeCell, 
the Jung sisters, McArlde and Neville. Congrats lo Rasic for the posi- 
tion ol Maiiagenienl leani Chair for Special Olympics Mulcahey, you 
did ,1 great |oli during this week! .Senuus have fun during 'Wedding 
Weekend" and Michaud, you will make a beautiful bride as Madonna! 


"If we had the space and money, 
both Father Stack and I would love to 
accommodate everyone on this cam- 
pus than to have them look elsewhere." 

Once a place a found, however, 
only half the battle is won and this is 
what the main focus of Byrnes' ses- 
sions are, the leasing and zoning laws 
situation. In the township of Radnor, 
no more than two unrelated people are 
allowed in a residential dwelling and 
every rental unit has to be registered 
with the township. 

In Lower Merion and Haverford 
Townships, no more than three unre- 
lated people in a student house are 
permitted and only three parking 
spaces are allotted to each property. 
Additionally, each student house has 
to be registered with the township and 
registration has to be updated yearly 
with a fourth of a mile between each 
student house. 

In accordance with the housing 
ordinances, Byrnes concentrates on 

some helpful tips to make the legali- 
ties of living off-campus run more 
smoothly. "First of all, everyone must 
read over the entire lease before sign- 
ing it and remember to always keep a 
copy for yourself," Byrnes recom- 
mends. "Double check that the rental 
amount is correct and take notice to 
each and every deadline of dues." 

To insure that you get the secu- 
rity deposit returned, before moving 
in, inspect the place and write down 
any missing furnishings or damages 
that are obvious and make a copy for 
you and your landlord. Lastly, Byrnes 
advises that each student makes sure 
that any repairs that the landlord prom- 
ised before moving day are written in 
the lease so that it definitely is re- 
solved and fixed. 

"I encourage everyone to be more 
sensitive to the neighborhood when 
they first move in especially since the 
residents and police have been used 
to a peaceful and quiet summer," 
Byrnes said. "If you do have people 

over, make sure that there is ample 
amounts of parking spots for your 
neighbors and that it is you, not them 
that has to walk the extra blocks from 
their car or else they could report you." 

She also suggests that it would be 
smart to even call your neighbors 
ahead of time and have them tell you 
if things get loud and disruptive for 
them. "The townships are not going 
door to door looking for trouble, how- 
ever, neighborhoods are aware of 
where the students are living and are 
alert of their behavior. 

Students often assume that it is the 
rowdy partying that gets everyone in 
trouble, but in most cases it is the park- 
ing problem that gets rep<irted," she 

Kathy Byrnes invites anyone with 
personal zoning laws or leasing policy 
questions to attend the final informa- 
tional session on Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 
in room 30() SAC where she and cur- 
rent off-campus students can be of 
help or to contact her at x94200. 

Bigs and Littles elect new leadership 


Staff Reporter 

Villanova's Bigs and Littles pro- 
gram is .starting off the new year with 
new leadership as Joe Keohane joins 
Trish Egan, as the co-chair of the pro- 
gram. Keohane, a sophomore liberal 
arts major, follows on the heels of 
Dave Ishmael as Egan's partner in 
leading one of Villanova's most fK)pu- 
lar programs. 

The program itself is modeled af- 
ter the national Big Brother program 
which pairs inner city children with 
an adult role model with whom they 
can spend time and seek guidance 
when it is needed. 

The volunteers in Villanova's pro- 
gram are matched with children from 
Philadelphia's St. Anthony's Parish by 

Ms. Sarah Wallace. The program is 
free to any child who signs up and an 
outing is planned every other week 
with the 120 children enrolled in the 

Keohane 's main concern and pri- 
ority of his position is fund raising. 
"The key to a successful program is 
funding. How well our upcoming fund 
raisers do will dictate what kind of 
outings we can plan for the kids." 

Some past outings have included 
bowling, historical tours and a dance 
held here on campus. Occasionally 
the children will come to campus and 
spend some one-on-one time with 
their "Big". 

Both Keohane and Egan are hope- 
ful that this year they will be able to 
plan a trip to Great Adventure amuse- 
ment park with the funds raised from 

their upcoming T-shirt sales and raffle 
Aside from fund raising, 
Keohane 's concerns focused on pub- 
licity and having enough volunteers. 
"This year we're planning a big pub- 
licity campaign. From that we're hop- 
ing to get a wide pool of applicants to 
match with the kids." 

One of the problems previously 
encountered involved students who 
wanted to be a part of the program but 
who missed the application process 

"More often than not, these kids 
have no stability in their lives," said 
Egan. "Many of them come from bro- 
ken homes and .shoulder re.sponsibili- 
ties that other children never dream of. 
Our program gives them back that 
sense of stability — it provides for 
them someone they can depend on and 
look up to while also allowing them 
to be kids, even if only for a day." 

Villanovans partcipate in March for Life 


StafJ Reporter 

On Jan. 22, members of the Pro- 
Life movement convened in Washing- 
ton at a rally to protest abortion 
I'he annual March for Life was held 
on the 24th anniversary of the Su- 
preme Court's R(K' vs Wade decision, 
which made abortion legal. 

The protesters met on grounds be- 
tween the Washington Monument and 
the White House, as they li.stened to 
speeches from Pro-Life congres,smen 
and other leaders of the Right to Life 
movement Partial Birth Abortion, a 
procedure performed late in pregnancy 
that terminates the life of a partially 
born baby while it is in the birth ca- 
nal, was frequently blasted and 
charges of infanticide were made 
President Clinton recently vetoed a 
bill that would have banned the pro- 


The march pr(Keeded down Con- 
stitution Avenue past the Capitol, fin- 
ishing in front of the Supreme Court 
March organizers estimated the num- 
ber of participants to be 1 25,(XK) while 
press figures were lower. Never the 
less, there was a very large number of 
people, making a strong statement 

Marchers came from all over the 
country and consisted of a wide vari- 
ety of people, including many clergy 
and young {jeople They carried post- 
ers and banners, sang songs, and 
prayed. Many carried red cardboard 
stop signs with the words "Stop Abor- 
tion Now" on them. 

Villanova was represented by a 
group of 17 that consisted of mem- 
bers of Villanovans For Life, faculty 
and alumni. Fr. Dennis Wilde, a pro- 
fessor at the University, said that the 
march possessed "a great sense of d\ 

namism, vitality and hope for the fu- 
ture." He added that the "numbers of 
youth was very impressive. The young 
people will define the movement in the 
future and overturn Roe vs Wade" 

Firian McNamara, a senior interna- 
tional business major, attended the 
march for the fourth straight year Ik- 
said, "When you reach the Capitol, 
you arc on a hill. You can look back 
and there are marchers for as far as 
you can see. It really helps put the 
magnitude of the march in perspec- 

The abortion debate will continue 
on as Pro- Life members of Congress 
vow to bring up the bill to ban partial 
birth abortions again Much debate 
and controversy is sure to follow On 
this day, believers in the right to life 
made their voice heard in a resound 
ing fashion 

ni ( PHoiii 

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Rusted Root appears at Drexel University 


Staff Ht-po/U) 

The crowd at Drexel University 
was getting restless in anticipation ot 
Rusted Root. Opening act Geggy Tah 
had ended their performance at least 
a half hour earlier. They had marched 
out into the audience with a steel 
drum, singing a f>eculiar tune, before 
exiting stage right. The audience mus- 
tered up a sympathetic applause and 
awaited the main act. 

Finally, the lights went out, incit- 
ing high-pitched whistling and 
screams from the crowd. A smoky 
blue light engulfed the stage and the 
members of Rusted Root sauntered 
out to a tremendous ovation from their 

Having develof>ed a knack for per- 
forming, Ru.sted R(K)t seems to know 
exactly how to excite and involve their 
audience. The Pittsburgh-based band 
began their performance with "Virtual 
Reality," a song from their new album, 
Renwrnbcr The high-tempo, countrv- 
wcstcrn sounding tunc immediately 
highlighted the unique and intriguing 
c|u;ility of their music 

Rusted Root incorporates the 
musical sounds from scores of coun- 
tries and cultures and its members 
pride themselves on the variety of 

instruments they have collected from 
their travels. The band's performance 
of "Martyr," which is fast, rhythmic 
and clearly of Mexican influence, ex- 
emplified the band's appreciation for 
the music of other cultures. 

"Infinite Space," a slow and beau- 
tiful song from Remember, hypnotized 
the Drexel crowd. Without pause, the 
band jumped into their next tune, 
"Voodoo." This amazing anthem gen- 
erates its strength from its beat 
changes and Michael Glabicki's in- 
tense lead vocals, which at times erupt 
into a spellbinding, high-pitched 

In the middle of "Voodoo," the 
tempo completely slowed down, de- 
livering some slick guitar, bongos and 
chimes. Then, the tempo gradually 
quickened into a tribal fury behind 
Glabicki's chants of "Heal before me 
- Long before your sun." The song is 
thoroughly indicative of Rusted 
Root's eclectic and mesmerizing 

'Sister Contine," "Faith 1 Do Be- 
lieve," "Heaven" and "Dangle," all 
from Remember, were splendidly per- 
formed. These songs displayed the 
band's tendency to intertwine slow 
melodies with hard, emotional cho- 
ruses. Also, songs such as these illus- 
trated the band's ability to produce as- 

Saturday morning 
cartoon flashback 


Staff Reporter 

" School House Rt>ck" is a vibrant 
theater performance adapted from 
ABC's Fjumy- award winning car- 
toon series which ran from 1*^73- 
I'^S.S Who does not remember wak- 
ing up every Saturday morning at 
7:30 to absorb hours and hours of 
action packed cartoons'.' Between 
these cartoons, ABC supplied educa- 
tional booster shots intended to edu- 
cate youngsters In the brief time slots 
.illotted between shows, carl(V)n char- 
acters t.night young viewers about 
grammar, history, math and science 

F-very college student must have 
some vague memories of the song 
"Conjunction Junction (What's Your 
Function)" or the depressed cartoon 
character, representing a hill, sitting 
on the steps of the Capitol singing. ' 
I'm just a hill, yes I'm only a bill / 
And I've made it as far as Capitol 
Hill ' Now this cartoon series of our 
childhood is live on stage at the So- 
ciety Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia 

The musical score is very upbeat 
and entertaining. In fact, the play is 
tarprtiHl to people in their twenties 
who will probably find themselves 
singing along to most of the musical 
iHimlxTs (viewers will he surprised 
how many of the songs come hack to 
them as they sit in the audience). 

"School House Rock" is also great 
for young kids because the c 
haracters are so imaginative and the 
entire play is educational. 

The audience is pretty rowdy be- 
tween the little kids bouncing around 
in their seats .screaming, 'I know 
what a noun is!" and the young adults 
singing almost as loud as the actors. 
"l^illy, \r>\\y, Uilly get your adverbs 
here " in a song alxtut a salesman who 
sells adverbs. 

lo add to the rowdiness of the au- 
dience, the actors are very interac- 
tive with the crowd. They run 
through the seats, hold signs above 
peoples' heads, and even pull audi- 
ence members up on stage and make 
them dance ( if viewers have stage 
fright, they should not sit at the end 
of a row.) The actor- audience reper- 
toire is one of the play's greatest at- 

If one decides to check out 
"School House Rock" one will he 
transported hack to childhood days 
when carto<ins were the highlight of 
weekends. For anyone who would 
like to listen to the great hits from 
the cartoon series and play, such as 
" Zcr(\ My Hero" and ' The Pre- 
amble." the songs arc available onCI) 
in your local music store, also un- 
der the title "School House Rock " 
For more information call the Soci 
ety Hill Playhouse at;(215) ')!}>- 

I he theatrical vrrsinn of " Sch< Kiock " i.s just as entertaining as 
the Saturday morning classic. 

founding vocals and harmonies. Still, 
describing Rusted Root's music can- 
not make someone who has not heard 
them understand the feeling, the chill 
and the inspiration their music deliv- 

The crowd, which had been unen- 
thusiastic with the humdrum ofjening 
performance, openly demonstrated its 
exuberance. Some audience members 
cheered their appreciation, some 
danced, some whistled, while still oth- 
ers body-surfed their point across. A 
smiling, young hippy-girl was one of 
the proud surfers who was passed 
among the crowd. 

"Primal Scream" and the well- 
known "Send Me On My Way," from 
earlier albums, also inspired the 
crowd. "Prioial Scream" isarivetii^ 
song which seems to have draws ib* 
fluence from Middle Eastern music. 
Extravagant drumming and penetrat- 
ing guitar and bass highlight t his tune, 
as do Liz Berlin's complementing 

Rusted Root granted the audience 
at Drexel with an incredible, three- 
song, 20-minute encore, composed of 
"l^ugh as the Sun," "Drum Trip" and 

One cannot adequately describe 
the wondrousness of this encore. 
"Drum Trip" is a frenzy of drums, 

cymbals, bells and an array of other 
instruments. It was tribal, penetrating 
and utterly astounding. The audience 
watched the episode in amazement, 
letting the vibrations fill them and fi- 
nally devour them whole. 

"Ecstasy," the final song of the per- 
formance, further ignited all the mes- 
merized onlookers. In "Ecstasy," the 
band's brilliant crescendos are fol- 
lowed by a fierce chorus of vocals. 
Glabicki's vocals were again intense 

and awe-in.spiring . 

Rusted Root completely smothers 
listeners with their sound. In concert, 
this is all the more true. Their music 
works its way through listeners' flesh 
and inundates their entire beings. It 
is a rush, a safari of emotion, an 
epiphany of the soul. 

Eventually the Diexel concert took 
its place among that portion of the 
past which is kept vivid in one's 

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Rusted Root entertained fans with material from both their first and 
second albums. photo crkdit RLisrhi)R(x)i 

Two new releases on MCA 


.leff Pedersen, Chris Shaffer, Charlie Bushor, Michael David Smith and CJreg (>ardner make up The Why Store. 

Special to the ViUanovan 

MCA Records recently released 
press describing the talents of 
two up and coming bands, The Why 
Store and Sugarsp(M)n, who are now 
making waves on the music scene. 

I'he first band, The Why Store, is 
,1 strong-willed, unpretentious quintet 
that hails from Indiana. Over the 
course of about four years. The Why 
Store has toured the Midwest end- 
lessly and released two independent 
albums to considerable success. Now, 
with their debut on Way Cool 
Music, they are about to showcase 
their incredible talent nationwide. 

The band's roots can be traced to 
the campus of Ball State University 
in Muncie. Ind. Chris Shaffer, Greg 
(iardner and Michael David Smith all 
started playing in neophyte cover 
bands The music scene was so small 
that they all knew each other and in- 
evitably coalesced in .lanuary of 1991 
Singer/guitarist Shaffer, bassist 
(iardner and drummer-turned-lead- 
guitarist Smith then started writing 
and performing their own material 
Iventually they decided to recruit the 
best drummer they knew. Charlie 
Mushor and keyboardist, Jeff 

"Whatever was needed to make 
each song .shine, be it a mandolin here 
or bells and whistles there, we went 
for it." This quality .shows on The Why 
Store's new album, which boasts 
songs brimming with melody, punch, 
and conviction— all performed by a 
band that is determined to follow their 
instincts. "We've always stuck to our 
guns," Shaffer says. "We all have 
friends in other bands who'll see that 
(ireen Day is hot, write a song simi- 
lar to theirs, and shop it around. With 
us, it's not a matter of sounding or 
looking like whatever 's in style A\ the 
moment. We've always felt that we'd 
make it just by doing what we do 
l>est." Sugarspoon is another band that 
wants to take listeners out of their 
body by driving them out of their 
minds, lifting them out of their mun- 
dane, humdrum everyday existence 
and showing them a full .spectrum of 
sounds and colors. TTie band's self- 
titled debut is all jangly guitars, shim- 
mering surfaces, big thick chunks of 
melody and stream-of-consciou.sness 
lyrics that shift images like glittering 
shards of a mirrored jigsaw puzzle 
These pieces then fit together to re 
fleet listeners' illusions back at them 

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Paul 

Sisemore and guitarist/cowriter/Iyri- 
cist Kent Bradley have been collabo- 
rating in bands for several years, start- 
ing out in the Citrus state, then mov- 
ing briefly to LA, where they honed 
their compositional skills before re- 
turning to the Tampa area to hook up 
with the veteran rhythm section of 
bassist Jeff McDonald and Mark 
Henry, who had been together in vari- 
ous bands since high school. Paul ex- 
plains the songwriting process, "Kent 
and 1 are like night and day. We take 
each other's ideas and in.stead of try- 
ing to make the other see a particular 
vision, we give each other .something 
to springboard off. Even though Kent 
and 1 write the s<ings, our sound is a 
product of all four of us doing our own 
thing. " 

"If you listen to the songs, they 
pretty much leave it up to the listener 
to decide what they're about. So many 
people are content to let others tell 
them what somethii^'s about or what 
to think or wear or buy. " .Sugarspoon 
prefer to let their music do the talking 
for them "It's all about melody lor 
us," says Paul Adds bassist 
McDonald: "We want to he 'iniversal, 
not exclusive." 

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Picture Perspectives: "In Love and War" 

"In Love and War ' is a depictitm 
of the romance between Ernest 
Hemingway and his nurse during 
World War I. After signing up for the 
Red Cross, Hemingway works his way 
to the front lines only to get shot while 
attempting to rescue an Italian soldier 
His leg is almost amputated, but Agnes 
Von Kurowsky, the nurse, steps in to 
save the day. 

Hemingway tirelessly pursues the 
nurse, but she eventually agrees to be 
a rich Italian doctor 's wife. She never 
goes through with the marriage, 
though, and travels to America to seek 
forgiveness from Hemingway. By the 
end of the movie, Hemingway has re- 
jected Von Kurowsky and begun his 
brilliant writing career. 

An Old Man and a Fish 
Have More Sparks 


Being a recently engaged man, 
with my heart still fluttering, I was 
ready for some big screen romantic in- 
terplay. The tragic story of Hem- 
ingway's love for his nurse should 
have at least made me misty eyed. A 
message of pride triumphing over love 
is a very powerful message indeed. 

Disappointment .set in, though, as 
a bad case of miscasting and an even 
worse case of implausible character- 
izations rendered "In L<ive and War" 
unconvincing and stale. The peppery 
O'Donnell seems ill-suited to play the 
role of "Ernie" while Bullock's ren- 
dition of Von Kurowsky seerns un- 
likely to push a man down a misery- 
ridden road that ends in suicide. 

O'Donnell's Hemingway is simply 
too chipp>er, leaving no hint of the fu- 
ture melancholy and anger that would 
mark his adulthood. Since Von 
Kurowsky's asked for reconciliation 
and a lifelong commitment within a 
year of their disaffection, it seems un- 
likely that the original snub would per- 
manently transform Hemingway into 
a suicidal malcontent. In any event, 
O'Donnell's portrayal shifts from a 
"charming" wisecracker to a despon- 
dent author with no warning. 

His dramatic metamorphosis may 

have been more believable had the 
love affair been better presented. Bul- 
lock never seems to get excited and 
the ever-excited O'Donnell never 
seems to be siruxre. As a result, in- 
teractions seldom rise above mere flir- 
tations and thus do not app>ear to carry 
the firepower necessary to warp a 
man's perception of life. 

To O'Donnell's credit, he still can 
personify a teenager rather well. To 
Bullock's credit, she successfully 
emerges from her annoying roles in 
"Speed" and "Two if by Sea." To- 

gether, though, they merely succeed 
in creating a faux epic. 
RATING (out of 10): 3 

Good Plot; Bad Actors 


"In Love and War" is a charming 
story about the young and naive Ernest 
Hemingway and the older, more ex- 
perienced Agnes von Kurowsky. In an 
attempt to not give the plot away, (al- 

Sandra Bullock and Chris O' Donnell star in New Line Cinema's "In I^)ve and War." 

though most Hemingway fans know 
that he was married four times) the 
story does not have the traditional 
Hollywood romance ending. Rather, 
it stays true to Hemingway's biogra- 
phy. Unfortunately, plot is one of the 
film's few redeeming qualities. 

The most evident flaw with "In 
Love and War" is the cast. Chris 
O'Donnell's persistent squeaking 
about love and adventure quickly be- 
comes tiresome. O'Donnell's evolu- 
tion from an adolescent in heat to a 
scorned and bitter man is marked 
merely by a greasy face and some 

Sandra Bullock's arrogance and 
sudden eruption of emc^n towards 
O 'Donn0tt')lfCbaractM|i|»iiDec»vinc- 
ing. BuUod; whose ca*n^$tr is sup- 
posed to be seven years older than her 
young lover, does not make this age 
gap evident beyond mistreating him 
throughout the film. Also, the two as 
lovers are even more incredible, with 
her calling him "kid" in one scene and 
jumping into bed with him in the next. 

On a more optimistic note, it is nice 
to see Mackenzie Astin acting again 
His role as the "competition turned 
confidant" character proves that there 
is hope for former "Facts of IJfe" cast 
members (look what happened to 
George Clooney) alter all, there is much lo he said about 
costumes and scenery. I'he .lulhentic 
Red. uniforms captures the es- 
sence of the time period. In addition, 
the battlefield scenes and the shots of 
the Italian countryside are skillfully 
implemented into the film. 

Overall, "In Ixwe and War" is en- 
joviihle. but the film couid he a true 
classic with better casting and 
acter development 

RATING (out of 10): 6 

" Scream " : Still scaring viewers 


Staff Reporters 

Wes Craven utilizes all the ele- 
ments of the classic horror genre in 
his latest film,"Scream " Best known 
for "A Nightmare On Elm Street," 
Craven finds an entertaining medley 
of horror and humor in this non.stop 

The film is set in a small town in 
northern California which is plagued 
by a gniesome killing spree, where 
high schoolers are being brutally 
murdered and no one can stop the 

The protagonist, Sydney (Neve 
Cambell), whose mother died a vic- 
tim of a brutal rape/homicide the pre- 
vious year, puts on a .spectacular per- 

formance as she struggles to survive 
the continual attacks of the masked 

Craven successfully blends the 
humor with the horror and leads the 
audience to a climactic, tension filled 
ending. His satirical treatment of the 
standard "B" thriller flicks gives the 
movie a nice touch that sets it apart 
from any horror film ever made. 

T. Bone- Craven has done it again, 
taking the "B" horror film industry to 
a new plateau of chaos, mayhem and 
fun. This film is what going to the 
movies is all about. I cannot remem- 
ber hearing audiences laugh and 
scream as much as they did in the three 
times I went and .saw this film. From 
the action-packed opening scene to the 
thrilling conclusion, everyone is com- 
pletely mesmerized by the climatic 
story line that unfolds on the silver 


Whether one is a horror movie 
fan, or simply enj(ws going to the 
movies, this is a must see. 

The Thrill- This is the first hor- 
ror flick I have ever really liked It is 
enticing, surprising, and suspensefiil 
and the ending, unlike the Super 
Bowl, is unpredictable. 

Drew Barrymore makes a great 
comeback after that bomb of a movie 
"Mad Love." and Neve Cambell is 
.spectacular in her big screen debut 
and is drop dead gorgeous. 

To tell the truth, the only thing 
that failed during the movie was I 
Bone's comedic attempt to scare me 
by putting on the mask that the killer 
wore and tapping me on the shoul- 
der. He is a big, dumb animal, folks 
"Scream" is a must see; viewers will 
not be disappointed 

|)rew Barrymore makes her comeback in the terrifying film "Scream." 

PHfm) (RfpIT hMI HIM^^II V7 U/ / f,/ ) 

Cultural Film Series 
latest: "Van Gogh" 


Staff Reporter 

Finally, there is an accurate. luui 
Hollywood version of an artist's lite 
on film. The final days of Vincent Van 
Oogh. the l^-century Dutch artist who 
is arguably best known for his depres- 
sive behavior, culminating in chopping 
off his ear, are illu.strated in this weeks 
Cultural Film and Lecture Series of- 
fering, Maurice Pialat's "Van Crogh" 

In Pialat's iy*>l cinematic portrait 
of the artist. Van (iogh's art work is 
infrequently alluded to; for example, 
we do not see him putting finishing 
strokes on a masterpiece, bundling ii[i 
his or traveling from one el- 
egant art gallerv to the next, Irvini', In 
sell his paintings 

In.stead, Pialal, who concentrates 
on Van Ciogh's last two months oflile. 
emphasizes the artist's daily life, fo 
cusing primarily on his manic- depres- 
sive personality 

In Van (iogh's s(x:ial interactions, 
notably with his brother Theo and 
sexually available women, he appears 
hi-polar, as he exhibits intensely ex 
pressive fits of rage alternately with 
smiles and boisterous laughter 

In other words, viewers get to ex 
perience Van (iogh as a real man, not 
as the suffering genius he is usually 
made out to be in films, such as in 
Vincent Minellis I'^Sfi glossy depic 
lion " for Life" (Van (iogh's been 
a popular film subject, with 10 prcvi 
oils hiopics on his life ) 

Perhaps Pialal is able to accom 
plish this because he is a failed artisl 
himself and can thus empalln/f vvilli 

his suh|ccl 

This film seems to present a French 
version of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 
tale, but It IS done with a humanistic 
twist. Yet while this appears to be a 
realistic portrait, it still retains an ele- 
ment of mystery, as we arc unsure 
from where Van Gogh's inner demons 

I'he Cultural Film & Lecture Se- 
ries is showing this film four times: 
.Saturday, Feb 1, at 7 p m ; Sunday, 
Feb. 2 at i.M) and 7 p.m , and Mon- 
day, Feb. at 7 p.m. Admission is %?> 
for students with valid I D and $4 for 
general atlmission. 

I he Monday evening viewing pe- 
riod will he mlrtxliiccd by guest 

Pialat concentrates on 
Van (iogh's last two 
months of life, emphasiz- 
ing the artist's daily life. 

spe.tkei San Milletm.iii l.ewis. whois 
a feminist film scholar and an expert 
in French cinema She will also lead 
a discussion. "Pialal Van (iogh: A 
Cinematic Self Portrait, following 
the screening As with all foreign films 
shown by the Series. "Van (iogh ' is 
in Its original language, French, with 
Fjiglish subtitles. 

For more information, call 
x47S() on weekdays between 9 a.m. 
and "^ p ni. 


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January 51, 1997 






T A 1 



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Eating out on the Main Line 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

Pizza: the ultimate d(um food. 
What other entree has the potential to 
cover all basic food groups in a single 
serving and can be delivered straight 
to one's door? Yet, with this seem 
ingly ideal commodity comes the 
Ir.iunia of decision. With an endless 
tluw of menus being forced under 
dorm room doors, how is one to de- 
cide from which restaurant to order? 
This question is exactly what prod- 
ded this pizza lover to explore her op- 

The first pizzeria explored was 
Campus Corner. Offering late night 
delivery (1 a.m Sunday through I'hurs- 
day and 2:30 am Friday and Satur- 
day) and relatively prompt service, this 
edge of campus classic serves up rea- 

sonable prices ami an cxleiisivc menu 
A large IS" cheese pizza is only $7.95. 
An added plus- - if one is willing to 
walk to the shop. Wild Card is ac- 

Next up, the self prcKlaimed "King 
Of Pizza": Up[X-r Krust. Delivery only 
runs until 1 1 p.m Monday through 
1 hursdav, hours not cmiducive to late 
night study breaks. The pizza is fairly 
appetizing, though it is a little on the 
greasy side. Upper Krust does, how- 
ever, offer an extensive menu and a 
great price ($5.99) for their large 16" 
cheese pizza. Also, their milkshakes 
are hard to beat. 

Another pizj/eria. Main Line Pizza, 
serves up some delicious pizza (check 
out the sauce) at reasonable prices. 
I heir large 18" cheese pizza goes for 
$9.50 regularly, but they frequently 
offer college specials on everything 
from pizza to cheese steaks. Their de- 
liverv time was the fastest of all the 

other pi/zerias with the pi/za arriv- 
ing still too hot to eat, but their hours 
were limited, open onlv until 1 1 p m 
Monday through Saturday, and 9 p m. 
on Sunday. 

Conestoga Pizza offers tasty pizza 
with a crispy, thin crust With deliv- 
ery from Sunday thru Thursday from 
1 1 a.m to midnight and I 1 am to 1 
a.m. on weekends, Conestoga serves 
a variety of other specialty items such 
as gyros. They offer three college stu- 
dent discounts daily: 2 medium 14" 
pizzas for $9.95, buy 1 large IS" pizza 
($7.50) and get 1 liter of soda free or 
2 large 1 8" pizzas for $ 1 1 .95, making 
Conestoga the best value of all the 
pizzerias. The only disappointment 
about this pizza joint is that it took 
over an hour for them to deliver. 

Overall, all of the pizzas were quite 
tasty, and this reviewer would recom- 
mend any of the four establishments 
to satisfy one' s next pizza craving. 

Guster rocks the Belle Air 


Assistunl t nuiliunnwnt tdtlor 

Having opened tor such acts as Li/ 
Phair, Live, and Rusted Root, (Jusler 
is quickly on their way to the top. Stu- 
dents had the chance to see this young, 
talented three-man acoustic band ,il 
the Belle Air Nightclub Jan 21 at 9 

From iheir first song to their last 
song, Guster blew the crowd awav 
with their blistering guitars .ind charg- 
ing bongos. Throughout their set. 
which lasted about an hour and a halt . 
Guster electrified the audience witfi 
amazing alterna-acoustic rock. Most 
of the numbers played by the band 
came from their 1994 release. I\ira 
chute, off Rhythmic Records 

Guster also played some previ- 
ously unreleased material that will be 
.ippearing on their much aniicip.ited 
liol-rockin second album, due out in 
the summer of '96. Fans definitely ap- 
preciated the sneak previews as some 

danced wildly and others sang along 
cheerfully to the familiar hits. Guster 
knew that their music was so intense 
that thev offered a 10 minute intermis- 

Guster blew the crowd 
away with their blister- 
ing guitars and charging 

sion for the retuning of both the in- 
struments and the crowd. 

H(^h vocalists for the band. 
Ryan .ind Adam, were full of humor- 
ous anecdotes between songs that re- 
ally got the crowd feeling more in 
touch with the group The band mes- 
merized with its amazing ability to 

make passionate music and incisive 
lyrics. The enormous aptitude of Brian 
Rosenworcel on bongos continued to 
hypnotize the enthralled listeners from 
beginning to end. Guster proved to be 
energetic and original with a knack for 
cool harmonies. What is .so amazing 
about Guster is that they can captivate 
the audience using only two voices, 
two guitars, and percussion, much bet- 
ter than any full-blown band can do 

The show remained strong and in- 
trospective as Guster went through 
such songs as "Mona Lisa" and 
"Lden," sovinding at times much like 
a male version of the Indigo Girls 
The vocal harmonizing and excellent 
percussion arrangements made for a 
unique sound that had fans, old and 
new, running to the promotion table 
to get their hands on Guster CDS and 
stickers Mailing from the Boston area, 
Guster definitely succeeded in provid- 
ing enjoyable music to the Villanova 

Borders has books and more 


Staff Reporter 

Borders Bookstore is a great place 
to go on a rainy afternoon. It has ev- 
ery book that anvone could possibly 
want and its music selection is ama/ 
ing. Adding to the comfv atmosphere 
is the always crowded cafe, which has 
great coffee and otters a selection of 
many different flavors of Italian soda 
The best thing about Bonlers. how 
ever, is that unlike typical crowded 
malt bookstores, it provides custom- 
ers with a relaxing atmosphere that en- 
courages them to stav. read and sample 
different offerings rather than buy and 

Borders is also a great place lo 
study. There are many chairs and 
tables, and any type of reference that 
might be necessary to write a paper 
can be found right here The book se 
lection i.s outstantling there is a re- 
view nook, a large children's section, 
audio hooks, musn. videos and tons 
ot magazines and videos 

The music section is also very 
large. Borders has headphones 
set up so that ciisloiiu (^ I .lit listen lo 
the musu Ix twrc ihey decide lo pur 
chase it. It wduKI take hours lo listen 
to every sample that is ottered at e.ich 
headphone. This is a great idea, and 
attracts many music fans The classi- 
cal and rock sections are large, and 
there is even a great amount of inter 
national niiisn Many who an- look 
ing for <i li.itd lo Imd ( I ) would prob 
ably be able to discover il at Monleis. 

and at a pretty rea.sonable price. 

One little-known feature that Bor- 
ders offers is that it hosts many differ 
ent speakers, musical performers, and 
workshops, and all for free. There are 
poetry readings and book clubs A 
new book club for young women ages 
I S to 18 IS being started by a Border's 
employee, and advertisements encour- 
aging people to attend are all over the 

Workshops deal with a variety of 
subjects In the past, there have been 
workshops devoted to voga and re 
laxation which were very popular In 
the coming months. E^ordcrs is plan- 

ning to hold workshops on creative 
writing, time management, and proper 
dieting skills. 

By attending any of these work- 
shops or going to .see an author speak, 
it is possible to gain a great deal of 
information without traveling far or 
reading the many novels that exist 

However, Borders is also the ideal 
place for the book lover, no matter 
what one's interest maybe Borders 
is sure to have at lea,st one book that 
deals with the subject. Its comfort- 
.ible atmosphere and large selection 
has made it a popular and relaxing 
place to spend free time 

Writers Coming Soon to Phila- 
Wednesday^ Feb. 12- Dr. Kay 
Redfield Jamison (Philadelphia 
Free Library) 
Thursday, Feb. 13- William 
Lashner (Borders Books in 
Bryn Mawr) 





Jan. 31, 

8:30 p.m. 



The Electric Hell fire Club 
Powerman 3(X) 

Feb. 8. 
8:30 p.m. 
TICKETS: $12.50 

Feb. 20, 
6 p.m. 
TICKETS: $15.25 

Feb. 22, 
8:30 p.m. 
TK^KETS: $14.75 

The JGB Band with Jerry 
Garcia Band members 
Splintered Sunlight 
Rugby Road 


Orange 9mm 

Less Than Jake 


Voodoo Glow Skulls 

Face To Face 



Jan. 31 -Feb. 1, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $30-35 - reserved 

Feb. 8, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $19.50 - reserved 

Feb 11, 

7 and 9:30 p.m. 


Feb. 20 and 22, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $20 25 - reserved 

Feb. 28, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $ 1 7.50 - reserved 

Jackie Mason 

Annie Haslam 

Michael Brecker Quintet: 
Pat Mctheny, Dave Holland 
Jack Dejohnette, and Joey 

Paula Cole 
Holly Palmer 

Jane Siberry 


Feb 7 and 8. 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $27.50- 37.50 

Gloria E,stcfan 

Phil ColUns 

Mar. 29, 

8 p.m. 

TICKETS: $27 SO- $50 ■ seating in the round 


Jan. 31 - Feb 2, 

l/3Ua 8pm ,2/lCa'5 pm., 

Il2(a 2pm 

TICKETS: $20-41,50 

Tap Dogs 


Feb 2, 

7-^0 pm 

TICKliTS: $22.50-33.50 

Jazz Explosion 

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January 31, 1997 


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finishes X-Wing 


Staff Reporter 

Michael Stackpole's powerful 
trilogy chronicling the conquest of 
Coruscant by Rogue Squadron and 
its aftermath, comes to a close in "X- 
Wing: The Bacta War." Though ill- 
equipped, faced with overwhelming 
odds and a lack of support for the 
New Republic, Rogue Squadron 
does what it does best: tackles im- 
possible odds with a tenacity and 
grace that only they can exhibit. 

"The Bacta War" picks up after 
"The Krytos Trap" ends. Corran 
Horn has escaped from his horrify- 
ing ordeal in Lusankya, and returned 
to clear Captain Tyco Celchu of any 
wrong doing in the suspected mur- 
der of Corran Horn and conspiracy 
with Imperial forces. 

Things seem to have settled down 
until word arrives about the Super 
Star Destroyer that blasted off of 
Coruscant. Having lifted off from 
Coruscant "s surface aboard her Su- 
per Star Destroyer Lusankya, Y.sanne 
Isard heads for the planet Thy ferra, 
the Bacta-producing capital of the 
galaxy. There, she is granted 
rulership of the planet by the 
Xucphra family, the family which 
took control of the planet. 

With Erisi DIarit (Rogue traitor) 
as the head of the Thyferran Home 
Defense Corps, and scores of Star 
Destroyers at her disposal, the 
chances of freeing the galaxy from 

the grip of Isard 's rule seems even 
worse; for if a planet is deprived of 
bacta, serious and injuries 
will become fatal. 

Rogue Squadron sees its oppor- 
tunity to destroy Isard and is about 
to strike when it is stopped by the 
politics of the New Republic. Since 
Isard was handed control of Thy ferra 
peacefully, and took it without hos- 
tility, any move to wrest control 
away from her by the New Republic 
would look bad to other worlds seek- 
ing membership in the New Repub- 

This does not stop Rogue Squad- 
ron; in response they all resign from 
their posts and make the elimination 
of Isard a personal matter. As The 
Bacta War opens. Rogue Squadron 
has one ship to its name: Corran 
Horn's personal X-Wing from 
CorSec. Without equipment and 
ships, the chances of success would 
seem insurmountable; this is, of 
course, the daily work of Rogue 

Of the four books, this one is as 
good as "Rogue Squadron" and "The 
Krytos Trap." 

There are enough plot twists and 
action scenes to keep the story mov- 
ing along well. And the few sur- 
prises, some new and some unex- 
pected, make the story, and the .se- 
ries all together, inherently Star 

To those who have read the first 
three novels, this is a fitting end to 
an exceptional series of novels. 

Cake's debut showcases 
great musical rhythms 


Assistant Entertainmenl Editor 

"A good song is like a teardrop 
in the eye of a prize-winning poodle 
at a world-class dog show," says John 
McCrea, singer for Sacramento-ba.sed 
band Cake. The first single, "The Dis- 

tance," off Cake's debut Fashion Nuf^ 
l^et, exemplifies an album heavy on 
irony and sheer groove. 

With fuller production than their 
indie album. Motorcade of Generos 
ity. Cake's newest holds a col- 
lection of songs b<ith humorous and 
touching, lliey have managed to pull 

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rock, funk, reggae and even an occa- 
sional spoken word feel 

Cake produced and recorded Fash- 
ion Nugf^et in their home town of Sac- 
ramento. The group's hands-on ap- 
proach allows them the independence 
that has defined the group since they 
first formed in IWl 

A lot of the cynical caprice and 
passion come from McCrea, who 
sings and writes most of the songs, 
while contributing on the organ 
and guitar. Cake lets love and hate col- 
lide in tragic humor backed by fran- 
tic, surf-guitar and trumpet-driven 
songs. Regardless of their stylistic ter- 
rain. Cake seeks out a distinct groove 
essential to each song. "We want the 
groove to make people tap their toes 
without necessarily getting consensus 
to their brain," says McCrea. 

These pop jokesters trace a wide 
emotional scope, from the raw senti- 
ment of the folk-jazz "Frank Sinatra" 
to their three unexpected cover songs. 
Willie Nelson's "Sad Songs and 
Waltzes" and the timeless classic "Per- 
haps, Perhaps, Perhaps" reflect Cake's 
breadth of tone while also including 
"I Will Survive", made famous by 
Gloria Gaynor. 

Overflowing the narrow banks of 
modern rock's creative stream. Fash- 
ion Nugget marks a new era in this 
Sacramento band's evolution. Cake is 
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c^ Community Wide Discussion of the Issues and How They Affect YOU 

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UConn, Irish continue on their unbeaten paths 


Staff Reporter 


PROVIDENCE (11-7, 6-4 Big East) 
ITie Friars crushed Syracuse 87-85 
in C)T on Saturday, tallying their 
eighth win in their last 10 games. PC 
trailed by as many as 1 2 points before 
mounting a surge to tie the game and 
send it into OT. After going 9-of-26 
in the first half, the Friars made 24- 
of-46 shots in the second half. Jun- 
ior forward Kerri Chatten led the team 
with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Julie 
Wheeler, a junior guard, added a much 
needed 19 points. Without these points, 
PC would have lost. 

GEORGETOWN (12-5, 5-5) 

All is not well in Hoyaville after a 
67-63 loss at No. 19 Notre Dame on 
Jan. 25. Sophomore center Sylita Tho- 
mas led GU with 18 points, nine boards 
and four blocks. The Hoyas have hit 
a trifecta in 46 consecutive games. 

MIAMI (8-10, 3-7) 

On Jan. 25 the St. John's Red 
Storm found out that even a meteo- 
rologist cannot accurately predict a 

Hurricane, as they were demolished 
71-48. There were gusts of wind over 
100 miles per hour as Miami shot a 
season-best 54.3 percent from the 
field, and held the Red Storm to 29.5 
percent shooting. Next time Miami 
opponents should bring umbrellas! 
Sophomore center Kym Hope led all 
players with 23 points and was helped 
by frosh f>oint guard Kim Graziani's 
eight points and a game-high 1 1 as- 

SETONHALL(6-12, 3-7) 

The Pirates sunk Rutgers' ship on 
Jan. 25, 84-68. They set sail, on 
course for a doozy, as they started the 
game on a 27-8 run. The Knights 
closed to within five, but the Pirates 
went on a 19-6 run in the second half 
to ensure victory. The Pirates did not 
use guns, knives, or bayonets to win. 
Rather they relied on the play of Dana 
Wynne, who led all players with 24 
points and 15 boards. In addition, she 
was chosen Big East Player of the 
Week, averaging 28.0 points and 1 7.5 
rebounds in wins over RU and Vill- 
anova. When Dana plays well, the 
Hall "Wynnes!" 

RUTGERS(5-13, 3 7) 

Ihe Scarlet Knighls were bam- 
boozled by Seton Hall, losing 84-68 
m the battle of Jersey's finest The 
KnighLs trailed by only nine at the half, 
but were done in when the Hall put it 
in overdrive, starting the second half 
on a 19-6 run, and extending its lead 
to 20. Senior guard Kristen Somogyi 
led RU with 17 points, five boards, 
four assists and six steals 

PnTSBURGH(7 13, 2-7) 

The Lady Panthers lost to Provi- 
dence, 78-65, on Jan. 22. They trailed 
by only two at the half, but fKK)r sh(H)t- 
ing (12-of-32) did them in. Pitt was 
led by junior center l^tia Howard's 
game-high 18 points, seven lx»ards and 
four steals. She needs only 17 points 
to reach the 1,(KK) point plateau. 

SYRACUSE (4- 14, 2-8) 

The Cuse suffered a blowout at the 
hands of Providence in OT, 87-85. In 
the overtime, frosh forward Paula 
Moore hit two free throws to bring SU 
within one. However, PC scored the 
next four points to secure the win 
Senior forward Carmen Glover scored 
24 points and pulled down 1 1 boards. 
Senior guard Kristyn Cook moved into 
14th on SU's scoring list with 871 

career points, and Raqucl Nurse re- 
corded her 2(K)th steal, which is sixth 
on the school's career list 

bk; kast 6 

connecticut (18-0, 9-0) 

I'he No 1 Huskies keep rolling on 
like a freight train, winning a close one 
over West Virginia, 91 -54, on Jan. 26. 
They have won 31 consecutive regu- 
lar .season contests. If someone beats 
them this streak will end Of course 
this is all logistics. UConn was led by 
junior forward Nykesha Sales' 25 
points and .senior center Kara Wolters 
18 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman 
Shea Ralph, the Big East R(H)kie-of- 
the-Week, added 12 p>oints and a ca- 
reer-high nine rebounds. The Huskies 
lead the nation in home attendance, 
averaging 10,273 fans per game. If I 
had tickets I would be the 10,274th 
fan, which is noteworthy also. 

NOTRE DAME (17-4, 9-0) 

The No. I 9 Fighting Irish are on a 
seven-game win streak after they man- 
handled Georgetown 87-63 on Satur- 
day. Senior forward Beth Morgan was 
instrumental in the victory as she 
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the current Big last leader in scoring 
with 20.7 points per game, was held 
to a low of seven points 

BOS ION C OLI.ICih ( 1 2 6, S-2) 

BC won its sixth consecutive game 
when it beat Nova 60-41 I'hey have 
also won 10 of their last 12, sht)wing 
that they arcjfor real. Senior forward 
Holly Porter led the Eagles with IS 
points and seven rebounds, as Cal 
Bouchard, the freshman guard, 
chipped in with IS points Porter 
moved into second on BC""s all time 
scoring list with 1,764 points. For 
more info on this game read the other 

WhS r VIRGINIA ( 14-6, 7-3) 

The Mountaineers played it by ear 
as they fell to No. I UC'onn '■n-54 on 
Jan. 26. The Mounties were limited 
to 30.6 percent field goal sh(M)ting and 
were out-rebounded 5S-33 They did, 
however, force the Huskies into com- 
mitting 26 turnovers. WVU was led 
by sophomore center Use Opstaele's 
20 points and sophomore forward 
Maria Tchobanova's 13 points. 

V1LIAN()VA(^;-K, 4-S) 

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Intramural hoops 
off to a big start 


The Villanova intranuiral basket- 
ball season is well underway. I'his 
yeai there are 137 total learns, includ- 
ing 1 14 mens teams, 16 womens teams 
and seven coed teams Because there 
are so many mens teams they are bro- 
ken down into three divisions, "A," 
"B" and "C." The "A" league is the 
most competitive, with each lower di- 
vision being somewhat less competi- 

The men's "A" League division 
that plays on Sundays has a couple of 
very good teams. The Divided T's 
lead the league with a record of 2-0 
Ihcy won their first game by forfeit, 
but crushed Pike in their second game 
62-37 Other teams to watch out for 
m that league are LXAand The Show, 
both of whom are undefeated at 1-0. 

The "A" division on Mondays may 
have the best team in intramural bas- 
ketball. The Fab Five has looked gcxxJ 
early, smashing its way to a quick 2-0 
record by beating opponents by an 
average of 32.5 points a game. Vic- 
tims of Fab Five have included DIA, 
87-45, and Playing With Fire, 60-37. 
The only team that might have a 
chance of playing with Fab Five in its 
league is the other 2-0 team, Julius. 
Julius beat ATO in its first game 46- 
30, but only beat Playing With Fire 
by five, 47-42. 

The other "A"' division that plays 
on Mondays also has a couple of 
goods squads. Jennie has streaked t() 
a 2-0 record by j>ounding NWO 6^- 
43 and doubling up Zeta Psi, 82-41 
Flava Ice is also undefeated at 2-0, 

winnmg its first game bv torfeit and 
Its second ."^2-44 over the Bob 

I'he Tuesday division has only one 
undefeated team left. Unholy Alliance 
at 3-0. its wins include The Victims 
50-31 and Chanticleers 52-46. 

The Force has definitely been a 
force in the early going, stormmg to 
the front of Wednesday's division by 
collecting a forfeit from Marathon Oil 
and then trouncing Medalla, 60-18. 
Other undefeated teams include Wolf 
Pack and Zulu, both at 1-0. 

The final division that plays I'hurs- 
day has yet to have a dominant team 
emerge. Three teams stand atop the 
standings with a record of 1 -0; Divine 
Revelation, Club 65 and Mary's Kids. 

The Women's "A" league division 
that plays on Thursdays has no clear- 
cut No. 1 team. Defending champion 
Stress is undefeated in one contest, but 
so are three other teams. Foxfire won 
its first game 36-28 and Nova Laxsters 
beat the Bacon Links, 25-9. Pressure 
Points is also undefeated at 1-0. 

The coed league has seen Hurri- 
cane Fran storm to the front, winning 
its first two games. Guys and Dolls 
fell victim to the wrong end of a 81- 
46 score and Don't Believe the Hype 
lost 70-40. With the alternating guys- 
girls quarters Hurricane Fran could be 
tough to beat. The men are good, but 
their girls carry the team. 

With the first couple of games 
complete the season is shaping up to 
be a g{X)d one with several important 
games coming up. The playoffs, as 
always, should be real exciting. 

The Villanovan 's 

Intramural Basketball Top 10 

1. Fab Five 2-0 

Last year's champs beat DIA, 87-45, in their first game of the season. 
They then trampled Playing With Fire, 60-37. The beatings go on. 

2. The Show 1-0 

Last year's runner-up, minus varsity walk-on Chris Lee, crushed Pike, 
59-33, in their first game of the season. 

3. Unholy Alliance 3-0 

This squad has seen a lot of early action, and their record stands at 3-(). 
They made The Victims their victims by a 50-31 count. They then 
topped ROTC "A " in a competitive game, 46-38. The Chanticleers 
hung tough, as well, but lost, 52-46. 

4. The Divided T's 2-0 

This squad put their first notch in the win column when the Young 
Guns forfeited. They then slammed Pike, 62-37. 

5. The Force 3-0 

The Young Guns were again charitable, as they handed over another 
win, this time to The Force. When they did play their first game. The 
Force absolutely annhilated Medalla, 60-18. The Avalanche put up 
more of a fight, falling 58-47. 

6. Jennie 2-0 

Jennie opened with a 69-43 victory over NWO, and the doubled Zeta 
Psi, 82-4 L 

7. Julius 2-0 

Julius gained a Greek victory with a 46-30 victory over ATO I. They 
then toppled Playing With fire, 47-42. 

8. Flava Ice 2-0 

Gained its first win by forfeit over Zeta Psi, before beating The Bob 
Krane's, 52-44. 

9. Marys Kids 2-0 

Mary's Kids established their 2-0 mark with victories over Legendz of 
da Hardwood and Moriarity Mayhem. 

10. Wolfpack 3-0 

Unbeaten by virtue of wins over Medalla, Marathon Oil and Avalanche. 


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placed third in both the one meter and 
three meter events. 

The team worked very hard in 
Puerto Rico, according to Head Coach 
Ed Bartsch. Bartsch also called the 
Carribbean island "the perfect train- 
ing environment." As a result of all 
the hard work, however, the team 
came back to school fatigued. Pitts- 
burgh is a deeper, stronger team with 
10 to 15 scholarship swimmers. In the 
Pittsburgh meet and the Virginia meet 
coming up, Bartsch chose to put cer- 
tain swimmers in their "off events to 
see who will be filling the relay spots 
for the Big East Championships at the 
end of the season. The team will also 
be trying to get into a positive mind 
set for the all-important conference 
championships, while trying at the 
same time to pick up some personal 
best times in those "off' events. The 
team will be at the University of Vir- 
ginia tomorrow for a rematch of an 
earlier dual meet. 

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Men add to their list of big-meet qualifiers 


Staff HefHiriers 

"The Terrier Cla.ssic is our big- 
gest meet," Head Coach John Mar- 
shal said. "It will be a big challenge 
for us." 

This past Saturday and Sunday, 
not surprisingly, the men's track and 
field team successfully met this chal- 
lenge. In the Terrier Classic, held at 
Boston University, there were several 
strong Wildcat performances that met 
IC4A and provisional NCAA quali- 
fying marks. 

Leading the team was senior J.R. 
Mcllwain who ran the 4(M)m in a 

NCAA provisional qualifying lime of 
47 HO. He placed second overall in 
, this event. 

Also achieving NCAA provisional 
qualifying times were senior Stephen 
Howard and junior Kareem Archer 
Howard gained his provisional mark 
with a 4;()4.()5 clocking in the mile, 
also placing second in the event 
Kareem Archer ran away with his pro- 
visional mark while finishing sixth in 
the 55m high hurdles in 7.73. 

Wildcats Archer, David Hisler, 
Cjregory Young and Scott Tantino led 
the team to IC4A qualifying marks. 
In the 4(X)m, Archer finished fourth 
in 48.16 and Hisler placed 24th in 
49.95. Young, a freshman, led the 

Cats in the 5(K)m by placing eighth 
with a lime ot 1 ;()5 44 Scott lantino, 
another Ireshnian, had .i strong [KI 
tormance in the .3(KM)ni with a tune of 
S:29.5(), finishing 29th 

Villanova 's relay teams also pel 
lormed well at the Classic. IXvoof the 
Cats' teams earned qualifying marks 
lor the 1C4A Championships In the 4 
X 4()()m relay, freshman Maulan 
Byron, Young, Archer and Mcllwain 
teamed up to place third with a time 
of .^: 12.58. 

(Jabriel Soto, Howard, Hisler and 
lantino made up the Cats' tour in the 
distance medley relay, finishing 11 th 
in 10:04. 72. 

The meet was undoubtedly a very 

iin[X)rt.tiit iiiR- liir tin men's track aiul 
tielci team 

"It wa.s vci\ iin|)()!t.iiil because a 
lot ol fiig f-.isl tc.ims weic tticie, " 
sophomoic llislci said "It was a 
higher level o( com^K-tition. It shows 
us were we stand as c(mipared to 
other schools in the Big f^ast. It also 
IS an indicator of how much more 
wc have to work and improve" 

Hisler believes that the team has 
been improving every week, and it 
definitely lo(»ks like the Cats will be 
competitive in the Big f'^ast Cham- 

The mens track and field team 
will be back in action tomorrow 

IceCats persist in their losing ways 


The hockey team is hoping to close 
out the season with a few .wins. 


i Assistant Sports Editor 

The Villanova ice hockey team en- 
tered its home game on Jan. 25 against 
lona hoping to get into the win col- 
umn. The IceCats had tied lona 3-3 
earlier in the season and were looking 
to play well in this ECAC South 

The. IceCats started the game off 
right scoring the first two goals to take 
the early lead. Kyle Capallo scored 
the during first six minutes into the 
game when Ryan Romitto hit him with 
a pass. The second goal for 'Nova 
came on a p>ower play. The IceCats 
took advantage of the extra attacker, 
and John Hughes beat the lona 
goaltender to stretch the lead to two 

lona would not go without a fight. 

though, and scored its first goal mid- 
way through the first period to make 
it a 2-1 game at the end of one. 

In the second period it would be 
lona who would take advantage of the 
extra attacker. It was a Villanova trip- 
ping penalty that gave lona the extra 
man and with just over seven minutes 
left in the period lona scored a power 
play goal to knot the score at two goals 
a piece. This is how the period would 

lona scored first in the third period 
to take a one goal lead. Villanova was 
not fazed and scored a shorthanded 
goal three minutes later to tie the 
game. Eugene Mesh scored when he 
stole the puck and used the defense 
men as a .screen to beat the lona net 
minder. It would be lona who would 
score the final goal of the game, how- 
ever. L.J Alkaysi scored his third goal 

of the game for lona to get the hat 
trick, giving lona the 4-3 victory 

Although 'Nova was unable to win, 
there were still many positives that 
came from the game. Villanova came 
out on top of the shot chart, 60-36. 
This is a change from there last few 
games and shows improvement. The 
team's better fore-checking added to 
its offense advantage 

Upcoming games for the team in- 
clude a two-game series with Ala- 
bama-Huntsville today and tomorrow. 
The team will also face Penn State in 
a big match up on Wednesday. 

When asked about the upcoming 
games captain Jon Jett commented, 
"Alabama-Hunt.sville is a tough team 
that plays a strong schedule Penn 
State is one of biggest rivals and the 
game is for bragging rights Both 
teams are good " 

fall to Pitt 

By me(;an kin(; 

SlilJJ Kt'[h>lUl 

In its first pool action since their 
two-week tiaiiimg Irip to Piicilo Rico, 
the men's swim team took on Pitts- 
burgh, l-vcii though the Ic.iin lost a 
tough 58- 163 decision, the men were 
able to test swimmers in some of their 
■'otr' events to prepare for the future 

Senior Tom Tracey led the way for 
the Wildcats, earning first place iii 
both the 2(M) and KM) yard free events 
in 1:41 75 and 46.12, respectively. 
Second place winners included fresh- 
man Matt Montrasio in the HMM) free 
in 9:56.40 and junior Jared Lucan in 
the 5(M) free in 4:42 45 Capturing 
third place for Villanova was Tom 
Brennan in the KMM) free with a time 
of 10:06.80 and Lucan in the 50 free 
in 21.63. 

Freshman Joe Perez and junior CJus 
Membiela each recorded two fourth 
place finishes; Perez in the 2(K) IM and 
the 200 fly, and Membiela in the 2(H) 
back and 200 breaststroke. Finally, 
fifth place finishers included freshman 
Vince Allegra in the 50 free, 
Montrasio in the 200 lly. freshman 
David Haiko in the 200 back, and 
Brennan in the 500 free. 

In the relays, Villanova's squad of 
Tracy. Sal Salvador, Nathan Smith and 
Allegra finished second in the 200 
medley relay with a time of 1:35 70 
In the 4(K) free relay, Suau, AHegra. 
Lucan and Brian Finucane posted a 
time of 3:12.32, still not good enough 
to top Pitt 

In diving, the only Villanova diver 

competing, sophomore Bob Benson, 

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Page 26 


January 31, 1997 







. Siiuiii (. iihtmiiisi 

Mm. lomorrow will mark 

Nthc high point ol my year 
as a sports Ian. The gcri- 
Eatric New York Rangers 
will roll into town in their 
R wheel chairs and their 
walkers for a good old 
fashioned butt whuppin' 
at the hands of the Flyers. And 
better yet, it's all going to oc- 
cur on national television so the 
entire country can revel in it. 

One of the best things about 
this game is its timing. 'Fhere 
are no distractions to take away 
from my enjoyment of seeing 
the false arrogance New York- 
ers (particularly Rangers fans) 
hold as their birthright exposed 
for what it really is— sports ig- 
norance cloaked in loud, ob- 
noxious attitudes. 

This is the perfect time of 
year for Philadelphia sports, 
rhe annual delusion that the 
Eagles are going to be any g(K)d 
at all has passed. We've real- 
ized that the Sixers' Revolution 
was nothing more than a catchy 
advertising campaign designed 
to make us forget the last 10 
years of 'Vhers history (al- 
though we can't forget that as 
pitiful as the Sixers are, they 
still stuck it to the Knicks a 
couple times this year). And 
we've all recovered fri>m the 
J'hilJies World Series parties. 

Now the point needs to be 
made that I harbor no hatred 
against the Rangers them- 
selves. I thought they were 
great when they were still 
known as the Oilers. Instead, 
Its those chceseball New York 
fans that deserve a good kick 
m the teeth, and that's just what 
thcv re going to get come Sat- 

The Flyers are on a collision 
course with the Stanley (up 
this vcar. guaranteed. The team 
picked It up a notch in Decem- 
ber, and things are only on their 
way up .January 22 against 
Phoenix, the team tallied 5.S 
shots in the game, and offen- 
sive outbursts like that have 
become commonplace for a 
team that used to have onlv one 
line worth mentioning 

P.asily the turning point of 
the Flyers season was Hobby 
Clarke's move to get Paul 
Coffey on this team Coffey 
adds a much-needed scoring 
punch from the defense, but. 
more' iniportantly. this guy 
kdous how to win. He's done 
It lor every club he's been with 
,iiul he's easily the best pick-up 
I'hillv's made since getting 
1 eClair 

( 'onie playoff time. Coffey's 
going to make the difference. 
Ihc Fivers had the talent last 
vear but not the leadership. 
( offcv will definitely fill that 
void this spring, and he'll be re- 
sponsible for getting 1 indros 
his first of many cups. 

So New York loudmouths, 
when you're crying on Saturday 
as the Rangers arc on the short 
end of a six-goal game, take so- 
l,H c in the fact that at least you 
lost to the Stanley Cup charn 

Tournament would revitalize the Big 5 


Sports IJiiiir 

When the lii.storic Pliiliidcl[)hia Big 
5 is brought up among ihc student 
[n)pulati()n at Villanova. the stock re- 
sponses are ignorance and apathy 
Much of this prevailing attitude is jus- 
tified; the watered-down format pres- 
ently in place does little to generate 
excitement. Il serves only as a weak 
reminder to older fans of a bygone era 
when winning the Philly league meant 
more to a team's fans than making the 
NCAA tourney field. Those days are 
gone, and nothing can be done to bring 
them back. While the sfxirts talk ra- 
dio shows in the city continue to mis- 
direct their energies by cha.stising Vil- 
lanova for the decline of the Big 5, 
the league's life signs continue to fade. 
Recent developments, however, bring 
hope of a new direction that could re- 
vitalize the league and bring back the 
excitement, while not necessitating a 
return to the old four-game commit- 
ment of the full round robin. 

According to Mike Jensen of the 
Philadelphia Inquirer, the athletic di- 
rectors of the Big 5 ('Nova, LaSalle, 
Penn, St. Joe's and Temple) met on 
Jan. 17 and discussed the idea of re- 
placing the partial round robin with a 
tournament. Jensen mentions that 
Drexel, the only Division 1 basketball 
school in Philadelphia that is not a 
member of the Big 5, could also be 
added to the mix. The two top-ranked 
teams, which could be determined by 
any one of a number of computer 
rankings, polls or even by a commit- 

Itc, would receive first-round byes 
The other four teams, Jensen suggests, 
ciHiUi play a doubleheadcr at the kg 
Liid.iry Palestra, placating tfic purists. 
Ihc semifinals, finals and consolation 
games could move to the CoreStates 
Center or CoreStates Spectrum for 

No other city in the nation has any- 
w here near the college basketball tra- 
dition of Philadelphia, or a league like 
the Big 5. Likewise, no other city can 
claim to have six teams that play on 
such a high level. The Cats have re- 
turned to national prominence. John 
Chaney 's Owls are a perennial NCAA 
invitee. Penn, an Ivy League power. 
is no stranger to the tournament. 
Drexel is also a tourney regular, and 
made a very impressive showing last 
year. St. Joe's and LaSalle play in the 
respectable Atlantic 10 Conference. 

The upside to this move is tremen- 
dous from all angles. Putting all of 
these teams into a tourney together 
would just be one more thing that no 
other city could match. ESPN would 
probably be interested in televising at 
least the championship of a Philly 
battle for supremacy. This unique 
concept of an all-city tournament 
would definitely be more exciting in- 
trin.sically on a late December week- 
end than the Harris Teeter/Diet Pepsi 
Tournament of Champions. It would 
bring the excitement back to the Big 
5, and once again a true champion 
could be crowned every year. 

The downside for Villanova is very 
low. The higher-ups would have to 
be willing to potentially play three 

games instead of two, Uui it would be 
rare that we would not ht ranked as 
(iiic of the top two teams, and hence 
have to play a third game in the tour- 
ney A quick look at the schedule this 
year over Christmas break, which in- 
cluded powerhouses such as UNC- 
Wilmington, Oral Roberts, Rider and 
Mount St Mary's, reveals that this 
wouldn't really be such a big loss af- 
ter all. 

'Nova's support of and enthusiasm 
about this move would also help to 
eradicate some of the hatred directed 
towards Villanova as a Big 5-killing 

The best part would be the return 
of excitement to Big 5 basketball. The 
feel of the present games, that they are 
being played simply out of obligation, 
would hopefully disappear. Atiuigible 
title would be at stake again. If there 
truly were two dominant teams in the 
city in a given year, they would meet 
and decide a championship. It would 
not be the same as the old tradition; 
instead a new tradition would emerge 
for the new millennium. It would 
harken back to the old tradition be- 
cause of the excitement that would be 
created. It would not cause fans to 
lament the passing of the old set-up 
the way the present system does. 

Finally, a light is visible at the end 
of a long dark tunnel filled with the 
in-fighting of the Big 5's administra- 
tors and fans. The athletic directors 
of the league's member schools, in- 
cluding Villanova's Gene DeFilippo, 
have taken a big step toward creating 
a new tradition for a new era. 


Huey Futch and the Owls vs. the 
Cats would be the Philly game of 
the year. Too bad they don't play. 

Parity the only thing dominating Big East 


Staff Reporter 


MIAMI (12-5, 6-.^ Big East) 

Ihe Hurricanes continued their 
positive play in conference by blow- 
ing out Connecticut On Jan. 22. Alex 
Praser and Tim James led the second 
half as.sault with 1 7 and 14 points re- 
spectively as Miami won 69-46 

PROVIDENCE (14-5, 5-3) 

Providence went 2-0 last week as 
they beat a struggling St John's team 
and destroyed a much weaker Canisius 
squad Derrick Brown paced the Fri- 
ars with 22 points on their way to a 
72-59 victory over the Red Storm on 
Saturday Ruben (jarces added 17 
points. On Monday, Providence shot 
a scorching 5K percent from the field 
on their way to an H()-5.^ rout of non- 
conference foe Canisius. Austin 
Crosherc. who is among the top ten in 
scoring in the conference, led the Fri- 
ars with 2S points. 

The Huskies' Ra.shamd Jones 

PI ITSBURGH (l()-9, 4-4) 

TTie Panthers to<ik to the road last 
week, and they .split two conference 
games with a loss to Boston College 
and an impressive win over 
Georgetown. On Jan. 21, Pitt.sburgh 
found little success against the F^agles 
as they took a 1 7-point deficit into the 
locker room at halftime. Chad Varga 
tried to rally Pitt, but his 14 points 
were not enough as Boston College 
won handily SI -61 On Saturday, the 
Panthers traveled down to the USAir 
Arena in Maryland and took out their 
aggressions shcniting 57 percent in a 
shocking H9-71 victory over 
Georgetown Vonteego Cummings 
and Ja.son Maile posted 1 7 pxiints each 
to lead six players who were in double 
figures for Pittsburgh. 

GEORGETOWN (1 2-7, 5-6) 

John Thompson's squad stayed 
home for three games week and 
posted a 2- 1 record with wins over St. 
John's and Villanova The Red Storm 
came to town on Jan 21 and the Hoyas 
triumphed 62-57 behind a .35-pt)int 
performance from Big East scoring 
leader Victor Page (2.^ 1 points per 
game) Page came up with a 29 pomt 
effort on Saturday, but it was not 
enough as the visiting Pittsburgh Pan- 
thers thrashed Cieorgetown, 89-71 On 
Monday, the Hoyas jumped out to an 
IS-pomt halftime lead over the No 14 
Villanova Wildcats and hung on down 
the stretch, winning 7S-67 Page again 
led Ihe home team with 29 points to 
finish out an incredible scoring week. 

SYRACUSE! 12-7, VS) 

l^ist week, the Orangemen won on 
Ihe road at Connecticut and appear to 
be improving their play due. in large 
part, to the return of lixld Burgan from 
suspension liurgan and Otis Hill led 
Syracuse with 17 and 12 points re 
spectivciv as the inexperienced Con 
necticut Huskies fell, 65-53 

RUTGERS(7 8, V6) 

The difficulties for the Scarlet 
Knights continued week as they 
dropped two conference games On 
Jan 22. a much improved West Vir 
I iMi P'""* squad came to Rutgers and c^ame 
away with an HI -69 victory Earl 

Johnson lead the Knights with 21 
{joints. On Sunday, Rutgers let a half- 
time lead slip away as they fell to the 
Seton Hall Pirates in the final minutes, 
75-72. Geoff Billet contributed 22 and 
John.son added 18 in the 

SETON HALL (8- 10, 3-6) 

The Pirates played two conference 
games last week losing to Notre Dame 
and beating a struggling Rutgers team. 
Seton Hall traveled to South Bend on 
Jan. 22 and fell apart in the second half 
losing 86-72. Freshman sensation 
Shaheen Holloway struggled for the 
Pirates, shooting just 5-for- 19 from the 
field. Donnell Williams led Seton Hall 
with 18 p)oint.s. On Sunday, the Hall 
attacked from the three-point arc early 
and often as they outla.sted Rutgers, 
75-72. The starting backcourt for 
Seton Hall, Donnell Williams and 
vShaheen Holloway, combined to score 
50 points, including nine three point- 


BOSTON COLLEGE (13-4, 7-2) 

The Flagles started last week in 
strong fashion with a blowout of Pitts- 
burgh, but then finished p<Kirly find- 
ing themselves on the short end of a 
whipping at the hands of No 1 4 Vill- 
anova. Mickey Curley scored 16 
points to lead Boston College to an 
8 1 -6 1 home pummeling of Pitt.sburgh 
on Jan. 21 Danya Abrams added 15 
Ihe I*!.agles were not riding high Sat- 
urday as they saw Villanova c(»m- 
pletely shut down their attack and run 
away with the game, 84-66. Abrams 
led BC with 12 points Even though 
li<^ston College dropped out of the top 
25. they still own the best record in 
the Big East 

VII.I.ANOVA(lS S,6 4) 

WESTVIR(ilNlA(II 5, 5 4) 

The Mountaineers have really 
picked their play up in the conference 
this year and week logged two 
more victories On Jan 22, West Vir- 
ginia traveled to New Jersey to lake 
on Ihc Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and 
Damian Owens put up 27 points to lift 
WVl 1. 8 1 -69 Soldon JcffcrM^n played 

a major role in the victory with 24 
points on five three-pointers. On Jan. 
25, the Mountaineers returned home 
and squeaked out a 67-66 thriller over 
the Notre Dame Fightin' Irish. Oweas 
again led the home team with 25 

CONNECTICUT (11-6. 4-4) 

The Huskies, again playing with- 
out su.spended starters Kirk King and 
Ricky Moore, dropped two conference 
games, losing to Miami and Syracuse. 
On Jan. 22, Connecticut hung tough 
through halftime, but faded in the sec- 
ond half falling 69-46. On Jan. 26. 
Coach Jim Calhoun's troops returned 
home and suffered a similar fate at the 
hands of the recharged Orangemen. 
65-53. Freshman Richard Hamilton 
has played well for the Hu.skies aver- 
aging 15.6 ppg in his three starts. 

ST JOHN'S (9-8, 4-5) 

St. John's dropped two difficult 
games last week in conference play, 
one to Georgetown and the other to 
Providence. Red Storm leader Felipe 
la>pez managed only 4-of-16 shoot- 
ing against the Hoyas on Jan 21 as 
his squad fell at the USAir Arena in 
the final minutes, 62-57. Charles 
Minlend led St John's with 1 6 ptiints. 
On Saturday, the Red Storm could not 
keep up with Providence and faded 72- 
59. Zendon Hamilton and Charles 
Minlend played well posting 20 and 
19 points, respectively, to lead .St 

NOTRE DAME (9-8, 3-6) 

Last week, the Fighting Irish 
played well in a victory over Seton 
Hall and in a one-point loss to West 
Virginia On Jan. 22, Notre Dame 
treated their home fans to a strong sec- 
ond half as they discarded the Seton 
Hall Pirates, 86-72. behind a 16-pomt 
effort from Admore White. The Irish 
traveled to Morgantown, WV on Jan 
25 and came home with a bitter taste 
in their mouth after their second half 
comeback on the Mountaineers fell 
one point short 67-66. Pat Garrity, 
who is second in the conference in 
scoring with 212 ppg, contributed 22 
points to the Notre Dame 

January 31. 1997 


Page 27 



'Nova crushes Boston College 


John Celestand and the Cats had an easy time with Boston College, as 
their outside shooting wrecked Boston College's zones. 


Senior Reporter 

Two early lilocked shots by Jason 
I^iwson and Alvin Williams set the 
tone as Villanova pounded Boston 
College last Saturday at the Conte 
Forum. It was a huge win for the Wild- 
cats as the team registered its first win 
against a ranked opponent this season, 
and the game was nationally televi-sed 
F^ntering the game, Boston College 
was No. 22 in the AP poll. 

The first half was very unusual as 
the Cats dropped in 6-of-l(l three- 
point attempts. Boston College often 
kK)ked befuddled in their zone 
and fell behind 34-18 in the first half 
Similar to what other teams have done 
recently, the Eagles tried to clog up 
the middle, daring the Cats to shoot 
from the outside When the perim- 
eter shots began to fall, the inside 
opened up for Lawson and Chuck 

"You have to pick your poison." 
said Boston College Coach Jim 
O'Brien. "If you start extending too 
much, then it opens stuff up inside 
with Lawson." 

"It opens up the lane," explained 
Lawson. "It's harder for them to 
double on me. I can work in the post." 

While Lawson played strong, the 
real stars of the game were freshman 
Tim Thomas and the senior Williams. 
Both were involved in a highlight film 
play in the .second half. Williams, sit- 

ting on the floor, tossed a behind-the- 
back pass to John Celesland 
Celestand then dished the h.ill to Tho- 
mas for the jam I lie pl.ty indica- 
tive of the attitude w itti which 
Ihe Cats plaved the game and which 
has been lacking (or much of the sea 

On the game, Thomas had 19 
points and 11 reliounds. Williams, 
though, was the team's strongest per- 
lormer. The point guard poured in 23 
points on 70 percent shooting. More 
importantly, he went 5-hu-6 trom be- 
hind the arc His inspired play, both 
ottensivelv and defensively, set the 
lone for the entire squad 

Defensively, Kornegay provided a 
huge litt The senior held Danva 
Abrams, the l-,agles" leading scorer 
and rebounder. to a meager 12 points 
and six boards. For his part, Kornegay 
added nine points, seven rebounds and 
one block to "Nova's effort. He ad- 
mitted later that the Wildc.its had been 
playing hesitantly in earlier games this 

"We were playing scared," said 
Kornegay. "Not really scared, but 
scared to a shot. Just playing like 

This is not difficult to imagine as 
the team has not been prepared for 
several games this season. Making 
matters worse, Steve Lappas displays 
a fiery courtside demeanor when 
things do not go the Cats' way. 

"It's tough when you constantly 

have to grind it, grind it out, and score 
6(1 points." .said Lappas. 

One weak spot for the WiUlcats 
was the iKiich production In tact. 1 J. 
Caouette recorded the only bucket for 
the bench Howard Brown, Ratal 
Bigus and Malik Allen were nowhere 
to be found. 

For Boston College, guards 
Scoonie Penn and Duane Woodward 
shol a combined 20 percent trom the 
floor. The Eagles did manage to make 
a run in the middle of the second lialf, 
but the hole was loo deep and the 
Wildcats triumphed 84-66 at the final 
bu/zer. Boston College has now lost 
seven consecutive games to the Cats. 


Brian Lynch will miss 3-4 weeks 
with a broken hand. 

Women continue to tear up the track in Boston 


Assislartt Sports Editor 

The women's track and field team 
had another outstanding performance 
last weekend at the Terrier Cla.ssic in 
Boston. The meet was hosted by Bos- 
ton University and attracted some very 
strong competition. 'Nova had two 
individuals and its distance medley 
team earn NCAA automatic bids. 
Several other athletes earned ECAC 
and NCAA provisional qualifying 

"The focus of the meet for us wa.s 
to take advantage of the great compe- 
tition and the great facility," said Head 
Coach John Marshall. 

The team came prepared to face the 
competition, and it showed as it blew 
away the field. Leading the way for 
'Nova were the middle distance and 
distance runners. The sophomore tan- 

dem of Kristine Jost and Carrie 
Tollefson each had good enough times 
to qualify for the NCAA Champion- 
ships. Jost finished second in the mile 
with a time of 4:42, while Tollefson 
took second place in the 3(KX)m in 
9; 18. According to Marshall, Jost and 
Tollefson are doing exactly what the 
coaching staff believed that they could 

"The core of our team has been 
middle distance and distance runners, 
and they did a tremendous job," noted 

Also running well in the mile was 
freshman sensation Carmen Douma, 
who came in sixth place with a time 
of 4:47. Douma 's time met the NCAA 
provisional standard. 

"Carmen Douma has continued to 
show that she is one of the best fresh- 
man in the country," said Marshall. 

The distance medley relay team 

qualified automatically for the NCAA 
meet by finishing with an exceptional 
time of 11:20, a time which was also 
good enough for first place. Joining 
Jost and Douma on the team were .se- 
niors Krestena Sullivan and Melanie 
Sklepko. The 4 x 400m relay team 
also fared extremely well. The team 
of senior Kesha Walley, junior Kia 
Davis and freshmen Leashia Rahr and 
Tamieka Grizzle finished with a time 
of 3:41, good enough for a second 
place finish and a NCAA provisional 
qualifying time. Marshall was espe- 
cially pleased with the performance of 
the 4 X 400m team. 

"The 4 X 400 team is .showing di- 
versity that we haven't shown in re- 
cent years," commented Marshall. 
"It's been quite a long time since we 
ran this fast." 

Another highlight for 'Nova was 
Grizzle. In addition to her part on the 

4 X 4(X)m team, .she also captured first 
place in the l(XX)m with an ECAC 
qualifying time of 2:50. Although the 
l(XX)m is not an NCAA event, the fact 
that Grizzie was ahie to go out and 
win the event shows the quality of the 
freshmen on the team. 

Although Marshall acknowledges 
that the strength of his team is the 
middle distance and distance runners, 
he emphasizes that the team concept 
is rounded out by the sprinters and 
jumpers. In areas, in addition 
to their roles on the relay teams, Kia 
Davis and Kesha Walley have been 
performing well. Walley registered an 
ECAC qualifying time of 1:13 in the 
500m en route to a second place fin- 
ish. Davis ran a 7.94 in the 55m high 
hurdles to capture second place and 
an a NCAA provisional qualifying 
time. Also in the 55m high hurdles, 
senior Melanie Sklepko qualified for 

the ECAC championships with her 
time of 8.23. In the 200m, Davis 
qualified for the ECAC meet with a 
third place finish in a time of 24.67 

"From a coaching standpoinf / urn 
very happy to walk away, not only 
[knowing] that our people who needed 
to run well did, but also that we are 
doing well in other areas that should 
really strengthen our team," said 

In addition to the hurdles and 
sprints, Marshall is referring to per- 
formers like sophomore Katie Blackett 
and junior Janielle Matthews in the 
triple jump and Kristina Schrier and 
Sklepko in the high jump. 

TTie Cats return to action this week- 
end, but will compete in three differ- 
ent meets. Part of the team will com- 
pete in New York, some in Delaware 
and others at the Patriot Ciames held 
at George Ma.son University. 

Pitt Panthers sink women in dual meet pool action 


Staff Reporter 

After a Christmas training trip to 
Puerto Rico, the women's swimming 
and diving team was ready to plunge 
into regular sea.son action against the 
vi.siting University of Pittsburgh Pan- 
thers last weekend. The Cats had not 
participated in a competitive meet 
since before the holiday break at the 
UVA Double Dual Invite. 

On Jan. 25, the LadyCats wcl 
comed the Panthers to duPont Pool for 
their first home meet of the .sea.son. 
Villanova was unable to finish ahead 
as they recorded their sixth of the 
season, losing 105-136. 

On the day the Cats fared well in 
both the short and middle distance 
events Sophomores Liz Lauwaert and 
Jackie (iruters placed second and 
third, respectively, in the 50 free with 
limesof 24 90 and 25.23, respectively 
In the 100 free freshman Tara Brock 
captured top honors with a 52.35 fin 
ish, while Uiuwaert took second place 
in 53 48. 

In the middle distance events, the 
l.adyCats captured first place honors 
in three of the five 2(K)m events. In 
the 200 free, two freshmen, Brtxrk and 
Ken rhorne, tcKik first and second 

place, respectively, with times of 
1:53.49 and 1:55.68. Sophomore 
Catherine Sosnowski swept two first 
place finishes in both the 2(K) IM in 
2:08.82 and the 2(K) in 2: 1 8.67 
In the other two 200m events, junior 
Anne-Marie Adams placed .second in 
the Fly in 2:10.35 and Gniters rmd 
freshman Julie I^pinsky took second 
and third place finishes, respectively, 
in the back 

"Both of these women had very 
good times in the backstroke," stated 
Head Coach Ivd Bartsch 

In all, the l^adyCats had great per 
formances in each of its shorter dis 
tance events 

At the meet the Cats did not fair as 
well in the long distance anil medley 
events In the 1000 free, Adams 
placed third in 10:26.87 while Thorne 
captured a second place finish m the 
S(K)Free in 5:03.72 Although the 2(M) 
medley relay team of (iruters, 
Sosnowski, Brock ,\m\ I .^luwaert cap 
tured top honors in this event 1 48 81. 
the 4(K) free relay team consisting ot 
Robillard, Adams, I..;ipinskv and Fay 
placed second in 340 5S 

ITie women's diving team was not 
as successful as the swimmers at the 
meet In the Im diving event sopho 
mores Tibby Fogarty and Meilvn Rm/ 

tied for a third place finish. In the 3m 
diving event Fogarty and Ruiz finished 
in second and third place respectively 
Despite having some outstanding 
individual performances, the women 
were hampered by the low number of 
good perf(Hmances they had I'his 
lack of depth has been a problem all 

year for the Cats. 

"Although we had swimmers out 
with injuries and sickness, the team 
had an overall good meet." said 
Bart.sch "We didn't have enough 
depth to pull through ' 

The Villanova women's swimming 
and diving team is l<K)king to get back 

on track at their second home meet on 
tomorrow against the University of 
Virginia Tlie I-iidy Cats are hoping 
to improve their record in time for the 
Big I^ast Championships on Feb. 20. 
"I think we are ready for the Big 
I:asl finals," stated Assistant Coach 

The Villanovan's 

Athletes of the Week 



Alvin Williams 

Kristine Jost 

Basketball ^BflVVV^Hr 


Track and Field 

AUin.asakey V / 1 Jlllll 1 1 1) 

Kristine qualified 

player in the Cats ' ttn|^HB|^l(j 

automatically for the 

victory over Boston (J^^^^V 

NC^AA Championships 

College, scoring 23 v^^^^^^ 

by running the mile in 

points, including 5 -of- ^VV^H^ 

4:42, good enough for 

6 shooting from three- 

second place in the 

point range. 

Terrier Classic. 

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January 31, 1997 



Slow start dogs Cats in latest defeat 

Tim Thomas' deflected 
CJeorgetown. The team 


three-point "shot" was not enough to propel the Cats to victory over arch-rival 
continues its search for the answers tomorrow against Syracuse. 


Senior Rtfxirltr 

Ihe game had its moments of lev- 
ity. On one play, a Tim Thomas pass 
was deflected into the basket for a 
three pomter. Later, 7-foot- 1 Rafal 
Bigus stole the ball from a Hoya guard 
and lumbered the length of the court 
for a fast break. 

In the end, though, it was another 
disappointing loss. 

The once-mighty Wildcats lost for 
the fourth time in their last seven Big 
East matchups, this time to the lowly 
Georgetown Hoyas, 78-67. 

"They came out with much more 
purpose and much more desire," said 
Head Coach Steve Lappas, whose 
team scored only 20 first-half points. 
His players tended to agree. 
"They came out hungrier than we 
did," remarked senior point guard 
Alvin Williams, who finished with a 
team-high 17 points. 

"I think they were ready to play as 
a team tonight," said senior center Ja- 
son Lawson, who pointed to the early 
turnovers. "I think that's how it be- 
gan," he said.* 

Indeed, the Cats' first four posses- 
sions resulted in three turmwers and a 
charging foul. By the time 'Nova took 
its first shot from the floor, the team 
was already trailing 11-2. That shot, 
incidentally, was an airball layup. 
The Cats' first field goal came a few 
possessions later when goaltending 
was called against the Hoyas. 

In any event, the score was 22-7 in 
a matter of minutes. 

"It probably looked like we were 
surprised, but we weren't surprised," 
said Lappas, who had spent time prep- 
ping the team for Hoyas" defensive 
pressure. "It's one thing to say it: it's 
another thing to do it . . People get in 
our faces and we just don't react well." 
Lappas is clearly troubled by his 
team's inability to string together con- 
secutive victories. 

"We just don't know how to handle 
prosperity," he said "We lose our 
edge the next game." 

On a more positive note, the Cats 
have not recorded consecutive defeats 
since they lost to North Carolina and 
St. Joe's during the 1994-95 season 

With three minutes remaining in 
the first half, Lawson brought his team 
closer (20-26) as he hit the first of two 
free throws, letting out a loud yell m 
the process. Not only did the antic 
brmg jeers from the Georgetown fans, 
but the Georgetown team quickly 
rattled off 12 unanswered points to 
mount a .^8-20 halftime lead. 

Just before halftime, 'Nova's frus- 
tration boiled over into a a)urt melee 
Georgetown Coach John Thompson 
sprinted the length of the court to dif- the situation, but it appeared as 
though Howard Brown and John 
Celesland might be ejected. Neither 
threw punches, though, and the refer- 
ees (after consulting the replay) as- 
signed technical fouls to Brown and 
Georgetown's Shernard Long. 

In the second half, 'Nova turned 
the tables. Victor Page, who had 
scorched the Cats for 19 first-half 
points, was held somewhat in check. 
He finished with 29 points. 

"Victor is pretty damn gt>od," said 

More importantly, though, 'Nova 
began to find some offense. Down 41- 
23, Williams initiated the comeback 
with a five-point play. He was fouled 
and made his first free throw. He 
missed his second, grabbed his own 
rebound, scored, and got fouled again 
in the process. 

A pair of buckets by Chuck 
Kornegay and Thomas' deflected 
three-point "shot" helped bring the 
Cats within four points, 41-37. 

"That was incredible," said Lappas 
of Thomas' shot. "You'll never see 
that again." 

"Hang around this league long 
enough, you'll see everything," said 

Thomas finished with 13 points, 
but was only 4-of-16 from the floor. 
Lawson picked up his fourth foul 
with nearly 12 minutes remaining, but 
Bigus answered the call. Twice, he 
brought the Cats within two points, 
which was the closest they came all 

With about six mmutes remaining, 
Lawson, Thomas and Kornegay had 
each collected four fouls A few min- 
utes later, Jahidi White took advantage 
of a tentative defense and threw down 
a dunk from which the Cats never re- 

For the game, the Cats shot just 36 
percent Thomas was 3-of-9 from 
three-point range, but the guards made 
just l-of-7 long range shots. To com- 
pound the problem, 'Nova turned the 
ball over 18 times and committed 28 

The Cats travel to Syracuse tomor- 
row, hopmg to avenge their 62-60 loss 
from last week. The Cats dropped to 
No 1 4 prior to the Georgetown game, 
so the Syracuse match up will deter- 
mine how far they fall for next week's 
rankings Despite their recent 
troubles, the Cats still have a 1.5-5 

Cats fall to Boston College, rebound versus Pitt 


Sports Editor 

I In (its had a two-game 
homes!. ind ihis week, and the end re- 
sults ol the two contests were pol;ir 

Against Boston College, the Cats 
never got themselves going Thev 
fought ,1 lost cause all day as the (inal 
score iiuiKated, falling, 60-41 Tlie 
story changed on Wednesday night 
againsi Pitt, ,is the ( ats' dele use 
smothered the Panthers and the Cats 
prevailed, 54-40. 

The Cats were never really firmly 
ill the game against Boston College 
They dug themselves a big hole mid- 
way through the first half and trailed 
by 15 after 2(1 minutes The inexperi 
enced squad had no idea how to crawl 
its way back into the game 

"I thought il was an example of our 
youth." said Head Coach Harrv 
Perretta. "[Tins] was one of the games 
where wc fell behind early and lost 
our confidence Once a young team 
loses its confidence, it's difficult for 
them to make shots; and we shot the 
hall hoireiidouslv 

Penetta was not kidding On the 
game the Cats were l6-for-56 from 
the fie Id- a meager 28 6 percent 
shooting percentage. Ihe I-,agles, on 
the other hand, shot Ihe ball at a 44.4 
percent clip (24-of 54) I'hat spelled 
doorii for the Wildcats 

Jenn BciscI was again a liright spot 
for the Cats The junior tallied 18 
points on 7 of 13 shooting. She also 
nal'ibed three steals. 

I thought Heisej [ilaved verv 
well." noted Perretta. "The problem 
is that early on in the year, she wasn't 
scoring; other people were .scoring. 
Now she's scoring, and those same 
other people aren't scoring" 

Freshman Jenea Skeetcrs had an 
other off game for the Cats She man 
aged to sink only 2 of- 1 I shots for a 
total of nine points. 

lenn Sliwa continued to struggle 
with a knee m|ury, and had to fight 
lor SIX points on a 3-of- 10 effort from 
Ihe field 

Viilanova turned it around 180 
degrees against Pitt on Wednesday 
night Ihe Cats' defense was spec 
tacular. holding the Panthers to 40 
points, about 10 of which came dur 

iiig garbage time when the game 
.lire.idy been tiecided 

"We have to win from Ihe defen- 
sive end of the floor," said Perretta 
"I thought we played extremely good 
defense tonight, and that was the dif 
ference We're not going to score a lot 
of points, so we must hold our oppo- 
nents m the high 40s [or] low 5()s to 
win Hopefully at some point our of 
tense will come around and we'll bt 
able to win some games " 

The Cats' offense did look good 
against Pitt, primarily because of their 
ability to run the fast break off of turn- 
overs Ihe Cats' defense forced Pitt 
into committing a ridiculous 36 turn- 

Point guard Shanette Ix-c applied 
much of the pressure and collected 
eight steals, one shy of the school 
record Ixc had an all around out 
standing game, dishing i>ut 5 assists, 
reigning in six boards and scoring 
nine ptunts 

Beisel continued to have an effect 
all over Ihe court She had five steals, 
five rebounds and 16 points She has 
now scored in double figures in six 
of the last seven games 

"Beisel played great." Perretta 

In addition to plaving great team 
defense, the Cats played together on 
offense 'I"hey performed well out of 
their offensive sets, consistently mov- 
ing Ihe ball around crisply and get- 
ting good looks inside, shredding 
Pill's defense 

I"he cohesive team effort was defi- 
iiilely something that the team needed 
after a rough stretch of play in the last 
couple of weeks The Cats had lost 
three of their last four league games. 

"We really needed this win," 
Beisel commented. "This game was 
very important for us " 

Sliwa made her regular contribu- 
tion, cracking double digits with a 1 3- 
poinl effort Freshman Lauren 
Pcllicane saw significant time in the 
hackcourt and registered six points. 
Shann(^n Ferretti chipped in with four 
points and four rebounds 

The Cats will hit the road this 
weekend and lake on Miami on Sun 

ITiey will return home to face West 
Virginia at the duPont Paviluui on 
Thursday at 7 30 p m 


.Shanette I^ec had ei{(ht thefts versu.s 
Pitt, one shy of the school record. 


1 1 I 


ATO offends campus 


News Editor 

The University Alpha Tau Omega 
(ATO) chapter is under scrutiny for 
two flyers and a T-shirt seen as offen- 
sive. The flyers app)eared on campus 
and the T-shirts were donned by mem- 
bers to recruit for fraternity Rush, ac- 
cording to Gary Bonas of Greek Af- 

Rush for ATO, halted until a fur- 
ther decision, is made by the dean of 
Students office in this currently f)end- 
ing case. 

The two flyers were initially ap- 
proved over the phone for posting by 
a new IFC executive board member, 
who will remain anonymous, who had 
not yet received the guidelines and 
training to properly approve posters. 
The IFC board member said he had 
not seen the f>osters or fully realized 
the context and statements. The Lead- 
ership Development stamp was then 

transposed from previously approved 
posters onto the new flyers in ques- 
tion, according to the IFC executive 
board member. After the office of 
Greek Affairs heard about the state- 
ments on the flyers last week, the staff 
immediately sought to take them 
down. The flyers had been hanging for 
almost a week. 

One flyer depicted a stick figure 
nailing wooden planks in different di- 
rections with the text reading, "We 
nail 'em in all positions." Many have 
interpreted the flyer as a reference to 
women and sex. Some ATO members 
contend that this is merely a direct 
reference to the construction and car- 
pentry of their fraternity house, but 
according to Bonas, "ATO admits that 
it has a double meaning." 

The second flyer said: "See Rich- 
ard Rush" showing a stick figure un- 
der it; "See Richard Pledge" depict- 
ing a stick figure with a broom, dust 
pan and bucket; and then "Girls Love 

Richard" displaying the stick figure 
wearing an ATO shirt with a girl on 
each side of him. The T-shirts mem- 
bers were wearing are similar except 
that "Dick" is used in place of "Rich- 
ard." The sexual innuendo that can be 
derived from the flyers and the T-shirt 
have appalled students, faculty and 
administrators. "We are frustrated and 
disappointed by the situation," said 
Bonas. "I don't see why they would 
do this on the heels of the gender is- 
sues training that we had spring se- 
mester of '96." 

The possible penalties, if ATO is 
to be penalized, range from a warn- 
ing, to the loss of good standing which 
could mean not being able to accept 
pledges this semester, to the loss of 
recognition of the fraternity on cam- 
pus. According to Bonas, "ATO had 
been a fraternity with occasional mis- 
haps but nothing that has raised red 
flags in the past, and certainly not on 
this issue." 


I SI Meeting Tucsclay 1/28 
8:45 West Lounge 


Fa I 5 89? 

UtilVHRSmr ENDORSfMf fi' 


ATO attempts to recruit nishees through their extensive carpentry skills 

which some perceived to be sexuallv suugestive 

VU cannot satisfy housing needs 


Staff Reporter 

Although weeks ago Uu U>iiery; 
distribution secured West Campus 
housing for a number of soon-to-bc 
juniors, at the same time it closed the 
door of opportunity for countless oth- 
ers wishing to live in the apartments. 

Students continue to search for off- 
campus housing in areas neighboring 
the University. Most juniors are 
forced to look off campus for senior 
year, but many sophomores are seek- 

ing housing off campus their junior 
year also because they dW not receive 
a Wis! C.impus apartment 

_Me)»HU Saillh. a sophomore, is one 

of mai)\ VA, ho w.l'^ (le()K(i ihe apiiil 
iiu nls tu I lunior vcar Originallv 
tciinime oil ttu school to provide ad- 
equ.iit. housing tor her tirsi three years 
of attendance. Smith is now looking 
elsewhere after only two years on 

"1 was never written up by an R. A. 
and neither were the girls I intended 
to live with in the apartments. I think 

the h)tterv should not he random, 
rather the distribution should he ha.sed 
upon a student's disciplinary record," 
ikOMlli tuud. SLudeaU' disciplinary 
records are currently taken into ae 
eount in the lottery distrihiilion. hu! ii 
IS not the main factor 

I he Re\ 1 Kink harsaci, O.S.A., is 
Residence Life's advisor to off -cam- 
pus students. Holding his position for 
the past 15 years, Farsaci is confident 
he can be of help to students looking 
beyond the borders of the University 
for housing. "I collect off-campus 

housing listings and farm them out to 
people who come and see me. I up- 
date these listings on a regular basis 
and conslanily call landowners in 
hopes t>/ /inJi/i^ homo, hu ihe stu- 
dents " ' ^ ... 

Sophomore Jennifer Allen, also 
denied the West Campus apartments, 
chose not to turn to Farsaci for help, 
but rather to assume the responsibil- 
ity herself. "I felt like I was being 
thrown out. The whole situation is dis- 
heartening to students as well as to 
parents because the University claims 

Student tuition brings $133 million 


Staff Reporter 

For the 1995-96 academic year, 
the University had a revenue of $193 
million, $133 million from student 
tuition, $17,000 of which comes 
yearly per individual student. 

Twentynine percent, or $56 mil- 
lion of the revenue, went toward in- 
structional costs. Most of this money 
is used to pay the faculty. Another 
$28 million was directed into auxil- 
iary enterprises, such as student 
housing, dining services and the 
University Shop. Financial aid and 
scholarships also represented a large 
expenditure at $26 million. 

Last year, $27 million went toward 
the University's facilities. This total 
included $4 million for heat and elec- 
tricity, $8 million for maintaining and 
cleaning the buildings and $7.5 mil- 
lion for interest on the University's 
outstanding debt. 

Eighteen million dollars went to in- 
stitutional support, which entails ad- 
ministrative services such as the 
Registrar's office, Financial Affairs 
and Public Safety, fifteen million went 
to student services and athletics. Four- 
teen million went to academic support, 
which includes Falvey Library, the 
Law Library and academic adminis- 

T^e three percent of the remaining 





1995-96 revenue was transferred to 
"plant reserves" or the school's en- 
dowment. An endowment is a 
.school's reserve of funds which is 
largely comprised of gifts and grants. 
Plant reserves are significant in that 
they are used to fund future construc- 
tion, repairs and renovations that the 
facilities operating budget does not 

Though students may grumble 
about it, the University's tuition is 
competitive when compared to simi- 
lar schools like Boston College, 
Fairfield University, Providence Col- 
lege and Lehigh University. David 
Carey, assistant budget officer, noted 
that the University's tuition increases 






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of these schools, which are called 
"benchmark" schools. 

According to Carey, tuition rises 
for several reasons. Inflation always 
partially accounts for the increase. 
Keeping up with new technologies in 
terms of computers, the sciences and 
teaching equipment also contributes to 
the increase. Improving the 
University's facilities is another con- 
tributor to tuition increase. The 
University's strong enrollment also 
lends itself to a rise in tuition. Since 
people want to come to the Univer- 
sity, a tuition hike of two percent will 
probably not deter prospective stu- 

Carey said the University's tuition 
dependence constrains the school, 
leaving it with a lack of flexibility in 
terms of the tuition increases. The 
University's efforts to improve the 
quality of its program and facilities 
will inevitably lead to higher tuition. 
The University is attempting to dimin- 
ish its tuition dependence by enlarg- 
ing its endowment and .seeking other 
sources of revenue. The University's 
endowment has grown rapidly over the few years and the endowment's 
investment earnings should have a 
positive impact on the University's 
operating budget. 

The University's endowment is 
roughly $ no million, lower than most 
of its benchmark schools. College of 
the Holy Cross ($228 million), 
Lafayette University ($330 million) 
and Boston College ($670 million) are 
just a few of these schools with much 
larger endowments 

they can offer everyone three years 
guaranteed housing, but really they 

While searching f<n an off -campus 
residence, Allen encountered difficul- 
ties students in her same position 
face Prohlems with the landlords 
seem almost inevitable. "The leases 
are ridiculous because they are so one- 
sided. They protect the landowner and 
leave the students out of luck," Allen 
said. "The leases do not protect the 
students and will not hold up in court. 
An eviction is always possible." 

Kathy Byrnes, assistant to the dean 
of Students and the University's legal 
advisor, confers with students who 
have been evicted from their off-cam- 
pus locations and offers possibilities 
to them. "If on-campus housing is 
available, then the University would 
be glad to accommodate those who 
have beenevicted. The problem is,not 
much, if any, housing is available," 
said Byrnes. Students will not be 
thrown out onto the streets. Most 
landowners do not evict their tenants 
until they have found another place to 

Senior Pete Acton , president of the 
Student Government Association, is 
disappointed with the school's re- 
sponse to inadequate housing needs. 
"It does not seem as if the University 
is making this issue enough of a pri- 
ority. If the school is not going to build 
more on-campus housing, then they 
need to devote more resources to help 
students find off-campus apartments." 
SGA is currently creating a pam- 
phlet which will aid students with 
questions about off-campus housing. 
The pamphlet will give students an 
idea of what to expect from landown- 
ers as well as informing them of area 
zoning laws. Among other things, it 
will also tell students where to go for 
help when they need it. 

Neighboring colleges such as 
Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Rosemont 
all provide their students with guar- 
anteed four years of housing. Other 
larger universities such as Seton Hall, 
LaSalle and St. Joseph's give their stu- 
dents the same guarantee. For $175 
one can get a list from local real es- 
tate agents with regard to all the avail- 
able housing in the area which is sup- 
posedly more complete than list Resi- 
dence Life currently has, according to 
sophomore Kim Cote 


.wKi. "aitr i^r^- I. >*.. 

Page 2 


Editorials 04 

FYI 10 

Features 11 

Entertainment ....14 
Sports 26 


Mike Llewellyn once again single- 
handedly attempts to save Burma 
(is he aware of any other issues?). 
We think he has stock in Coke. 
Ann experiences performance 
anxiety (get your mind out of the 
gutter). We decided to keep the 
Patterson Perspective, so get your 
weekly dose of conservativism 
before he graduates and gets 
married to VU's most attractive 
media personality. 


Young Dan profiles African- 
American alumni and runs up our 
phone bill in the process. Finally, 
someone is brave enough to ask 
what that huge electronic box in 
the Connelly Center is. It's not as 
interesting as it looks. The news 
editors spent more time in the 
office, so read their section instead. 


There are two movie reviews 
this week, but only "Pictun" 
Perspectives" is worth reading. 
Cara wn»te an article on some 
book alxtiit the women who 
hooked up with Heal p<H't.s or 
soiiu-lhing. She s feeling a bit 
frisky since her vacuum cleaner 
attacked her neck. 


Once again, I didn't read the 
sports section. However, I 
understand that we have a very 
good basketball team that is 
traveling to Kansas or Kenya or 
something. Don Meier did a fine 
job this week. It must be that new 


February 7, 1997 

C&F revamps requirements 


Staff Reporter 

There are several changes 
planned for the College of Com- 
merce and Finance which include 
offering classes within tht* Honors 
Program, adding a new technology 
course, attaining a corporate spon- 
sor and possibly rcquiruig students 
to have laptop computers. 

These changes would affect cur- 
rent and/or future Commerce and 
Finance students. Some of these ad- 
justments in the core curriculum and 
the requirements for business ma- 
jors will take effect next semester 
while others are still being dis- 

Dr. Thomas R. Monahan, dean 
of Commerce and Finance has sent 
a proposal to the Rev. Kail C. Ellis, 
O.S.A., dean of the College of Lib- 
eral Arts and Sciences which re- 
quests approval for the business 
school to become a part of the cur- 
rent Core Humanities Seminar se- 

The English department has also 
agreed to develop a new Writing 
Rhetoric course to accompany the 
current English 1050, which will 
serve as the writing intensive litera- 
ture course required for all Com- 
merce and Finance students. 
Monahan believes that approval of 
these two measures is likely and tlial 
they hopefully will be in place at the 
start of the Fall 1997 semester. 

A change for next tall that has 
already been officially approved is 
the business .school's participation 
in the Honors program. The Col- 
lege has been approved to offer in- 
troductory level courses. Business 
Law 1090 and Economics 1 ()(»!, in 
the fall. 

"We are expecting the success ot 
these initial offerings lo allow us to 
offer advanced level i < lurses m 1 it )u- 
ors in future semesters." stated 

More additions to the curriculum 
for next semester involve the fresh- 
man and sophomore accounting pro^ 
gram. Anew technology course will 
be added to the accounting sequence 
so thai freshman will he required to 

take this course before financial ac- 
counting and managerial accounting 
This would then j)ush principles ol 
accounting I and 11 to a student's 
sophomore vear All three of these 
courses will place an emphasis on the 
use of technology in accounting. 
Eric Ouisenberry, Student Govern- 

ment Association (SGA) Commerce 
and Finance senator stated, "We re- 
ally appreciate Dean Mt)nahan's ag- 
gressive pursuit of these changes and 
the fact that he has hel[Kd to propel 
the business school hack lo the top ot 
the University's priorities." 

The following components of the 

Commerce and Finance core curricu- 
lum are currently under review hy a 
suh-committee ol the Commerce and 
Finance curriculum committee with 
that subcommittee's recommendation 
to the full committee due in May of 
this year: The Religious Studies and 

Parking poses big problems 


Siajj Hcptnier 

Even before expansion and iks\ 
building construction of the Mendel 
anne.x. parking has heen an everydav 
problem for faculty, .staff and students, 
according to Brian Herrick. parking 
manager tor the University. 

"There truly isn't a parking short- 
age at Villanova. Us more of a park- 
ing inconvenience. Since the apart- 
ments were huilt, there is more park 
ing available in the Main Lot, but it 
isn't always convenient for tacultv and 
students," said Herrick 

Conversely, James Johnson, a 
member of the Parking Appeals (\)m- 
mittee at the University said, "All 
schools and probably all places will 
sometimes have more people than 
spaces. It's problematic enough to 
have to accomnK)dale everyone who 
works here, let alone who are 
students here." 

Out of all the places on campus 
where p.irking presents a problem to 
(acuity, stall and students, the West 
Campus parking area is considered the 
most troublesome "West Campus is 
inconvenient," Herrick said. "Not 

everyone can have a spot there. Since 
only two spots are allotted for a lour 
person apartment, many students are 
t iced with inconvenient parking " 

Herrick believes there should he 
more parking on the University's cam- 
pus, hut said, "Parking lots are very 
costly, approximately $2,()0()-.S,()(M) 
per space." There are also Fnviron- 
mental Protection Agency guidelines 
to follow "For every ten spaces that 
are created," Herrick said, " you must 
create a traffic island with soil and 
trees. Also, the cost and amount ol 
maintenance for the lots are enor- 

Herrick would also like to expand 
the West Campus lot and add spaces 
to the troublesome parking area. "Fu- 
ture plans to huild more West Cam- 
pus apartments are currently in the 
works, and the Kennedy Hall parking 
lot may be expanded to accommodate 
visitors and students who are picking 
up mail or other items," he said. 

Although the addition o( the new 
apartments will probably translate into 
more parking tor the West Campus, 
Herrick is skeptical. "1 haven't seen 
the plans for the expansion yet," he 
said "There will probably be addi- 

tional spaces created, hut never 
enough for all apartment residents to 
p.irk there." 

However, Herrick believes that 
other areas on Main Campus will be 
receiving additional parking as well 
"There are plans to add parking for 
the new Chemical Engineering build- 
ing and for Mendel Hall after that 
building is expanded. Unfortunately, 
during the construction phase, we have 
lost up to one-third of inner campus 
[)arking spaces," he continued 
Johnson, however, said, "If v/e had the 
space, it could he expanded. There 
really isn't space within the interior 
of the campus (Lancaster Avenue to 
the railroad tracks behind Mendel 

John (lallen, executive director of 
Facilities Management said, "A park- 
ing consultant is about to do a com- 
plete analysis of the entire campus and 
give us recommendations for any pos- 
sible parking improvements or addi- 
tions." The school is exp)ected to see 
the reports in late February or March. 
Also, plans are tentative for an expan- 
sion of the Lower Bartley lot, the visi- 
tor parking lot adjacent to the soft- 
hall field. 

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Cheating comes 
with penalties 


Staff Kefxtrter 

The locus of Feh. 1.^ at the Uni 
versity will be the importance of aca- 
demic integrity. There is currently a 
need lor a hroader and more unified 
university stance on this Lssue accord- 
ing to Dr. John Friede, a member of 
the Academic Integrity board. 

The focus should not be on puni- 
tive measures and how to avoid them 
hut, rather, the need to avoid them. As 
It now stands, the College of Arts and 
Sciences has the most comprehensive 
and explicit policy regarding academic 
integrity, written by the AD HOC 

Faculty and students are recom- 
mended to serve on this lx)ard and they 
handle any cases of academic integ- 
rity which are brought before them. 
Both Friede and student Maureen 
Finan, who brought the issue to the 
campus" attention, serve on this board. 

Teachers will stress the need for 
honesty and individuality in one's 
work on the llth and 12th. Perhaps 
they will recite a few examples of 
those who have fallen from good 
graces, such as the following. 

Case one: A class assignment was 
to visit an art museum, observe a work 
of art and write a paper on the work 
A student reported on a lithograph 
which was not on exhibit and the stu- 
dent did not make an appointment to 
view the work. The student received 
the grade of F for the paper. 

Case two: A student mis.sed two 
laboratory periods with the excuse of 
a back injury for which the student 
was being treated by a physician. The 
student was informed that a d(Ktor's 

note was required under course policy 
The student produced a note, but, 
when the faculty member called the 
doctor's office, the office stated that 
there was no record that the student 
was being treated The student con- 
fessed that the note was forged The 
student failed the course. 

Case three: During a final exam, a 
student had a question. As the faculty 
member approached, the student 
pulled the cuff of the sleeve over the 
hand and held the edge in fist. The 
faculty member also noted that the 
student's hand was badly smudged 
with ink When the student handed in 
the exam, the faculty member noted 
the sleeve pulled way down again. 
The faculty confronted the student in 
the hall, with a witness present, and 
found that extensive information was 
written on the student's hand and arm. 
The student received a zero on the 
exam and failed the course 

"These are just a few examples of 
cases that we have handled Obvi- 
ously, these occurred before and have 
now been released because these stu 
dents are no longer at the University. " 
said Friede, a member of the board. 

Whatever the case may be, it re- 
mains that further explanation is 
needed. Hopefully, the answers will 
be found on Feb. 13 when the Univer- 
sity unites for the first ever Academic 
Integrity day. 

When Integrity Day finally arrives, 
the hope of Friede, Finan and others 
is that the awareness level has been 
raised. They simply want the com- 
munity to be aware, alert, and active 
in this day and in this pursuit of aca- 
demic honesty, excellence, and integ- 

The integrity of students with regard to academics is to be explored on Feb. 13 

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Changes for Dougherty anticipated 


Staff Rt-porltr 

This .spring Dining Services will he 
sending out surveys to student mail- 
boxes and gathering focus groups in 
order to get student input for the pro 
posed renovations to Dougherty din- 
ing hall. 

According to Timothy Dietzler, 
director of operations for Dining Ser- 
vices, an official blueprint for the reno- 
vations has not been made, but there 
IS a plan that gives an idea of what the 
building might look like. An architect 
has not been selected for the project 

Donahue Hall was built in antici- 
pation of the new renovations to 
Dougherty, according to Dietzler. 
"One level of Dougherty will operate 
while the other is renovated... so 
Donahue was built first in order to re- 

lieve an overcrowded I^ougherty," saitl 
Dietzler Many departments use 
Dougherty as well as many students, 
so the renovations were a long time 
coming according to Dietzler. 

The upper level of Doughertv is 
planned to fe.iture <i quick pick up 
snack area with a possibility of braiul 
name venders "This area will be tor 
students who just want a quick snack 
before they go to class," said Dietzler 
On the same level there are plans for 
a full service restaurant in which stu- 
dents and faculty will be waited on. 
"This will create a nice setting and 
offer a change of atmosphere lor stu 
dents, " said Dietzler. The lower level 
of Dougherty will be modeled after the 
Donahue food court with variations in 
the actual food served, hut still main- 
taining an all you can eat policy. Also, 
students will he able to watch their 
food being prepared "It will he ver\ 

visual, ".said Michael McGuckin, pro- 
duction, marketing manager lor Din- 
ing Services. 

Additional improvements will also 
he made in order to accommodate stu- 
dent groups and services. According 
to Dietzler, there are plans to extend 
Dougherty out to the Oreo with out- 
side cafe tables .iiul designated areas 
for outside vendors .Mso iinder con 
sideration is a hair s.iion toi hoili men 
and women. 1 he proposed renov.iiioiis 
will also make an attempt to cie.ite 
more space lor student organizations, 
according to Dietzler. 

There are no official plans |ust yet, 
hut action will begin sometime this 
spring with possible completion hy the 
vear 2(HK). saidDielzler "Right now 
student input is the key... the focus 
groups and surveys will he very im- 
portant for the final decisions," 
Dietzler added 

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February 7, 1997 


201 Doughcin lliill \ill,ini>\u l'iiivcisir\. S'lllanova. I'u 


C'ara Keckerich and Mt-lissu SodoKki 

tditt)r> ill ( hiff 

( laire Ki-hHinki-l 

Associate Kditor 

(iina Kullo 

Maiiaj^in^ Kditor 

Jim Donio 

txeciitivc Kditor 

We have issues. 

Integrity Day 
misses the mark 

Cheaters never win, but they do get better grades. These 
words ofwisdom have induced more students at Villanova 
than at almost any other school to engage in academic 
dishonesty. According to a 1 ^^^5 survey, Villanova scored 
a whopping 21 percent above other comparable schools. 

Although there is a University policy regarding aca- 
demic integrity, it does not discourage those who want to 
cheat. The Blue Book states that the first cheating of- 
tense will result in a failure for the course, and the sec- 
ond oftense will result in expulsion. This may seem suf- 
ficient to deter most cheaters. However, enforcement is 
impossible, and most incidents go unreported. 

The question of how to stop cheaters remains. If a strict 
University policy does not stop them, what will? The ad- 
ministration formed a committee and decided to celebrate 
an Academic Jntegrity Day. We at the Villanovan are not 
exactly sure what this day will entail, but we imagine it 
will highlight some of history's most infamous cheaters, 
as well as ways to channel the energy once spent making 
cheat sheets. 

The University has no control over the delinquent mind. 
1 hose who cheat will continue to do so, even if every 
day was dubbed Academic Integrity Day. The only solu- 
tion is for professors to open their eyes to the reality in 
their classrooms. Instead of merely complaining about 
the situation, faculty must take action, regardless of pos- 
sible repercussions. 

The lack of academic integrity is not only evident on 
this campus, but at colleges and universities throughout 
the United States. Cheating is a fact of life. There is no 
one solution for its complete elimination. Certainly some- 
thing as transparent as devoting a day to the problem does 
not go far enough. 

for iV»+cgr/^t *^*"H 

L E 

Action taken by 
IFC lacks 

To the Editor: 

llie definition of responsitiility is 
"a particular burden of obligation upon 
a person who is responsible." I was 
curious to know if the newly elected 
officials of The Inter-Fraternity 
C'ounsil have ever seen this w(»rd be- 
torc. I say this because i^{ the recent 
controversy that their lack of respon- 
sibility has caused around this cam 

Hveryone has seen one of the now 
intamous Alpha fau Omega t-rater- 
nity Rush posters, that are the subject 
of this controversy. I'hese posters 
could be seen as being in bad taste. 
However, as I have spoken to mem- 
bers of this fraternity, it has come to 
my attention that the conViotation that 
these posters took on was not ATO's 

A statement has been released by 
IFC and Panhel., saying that they in 
no way condoned or approved of 
these posters and that they were 
ashamed for ATO's actions. How- 
ever, I had the opportunity to see quite 
a few of these posters around campus, 
and every single one that I saw had a 
University stamp at the bottom that 
said in boldface letters, "approved." 
This is the reason why I asked if IFC 
had ever seen the word responsibility 

First, they approved these post- 
ers, which most people could realize 
could be taken in p<XH taste Now, due 
to the fact that many people on cam- 
pus, including some members of the 
administration have been offended, 
IFC" does not want to take rrsponsi 
hilitv tor approving these posters 
They have diverted all of the blame u^ 
the members of ATO. who do not en 
lirely deserve il 

In return, II( is supposed to Innk 
out for the good ol the (ireek system, 
esjxcially in a lime when the Dniver 
sity will ilo anvthing it can to get rid 
of (ireek life IFC" has admitted in 
their statemeni that these posters were 

Therefore, when the elected offi- 
cials first came into contact with these 
offensive posters, they should not have 
approved them Ihc effects of the 
posters are obviously detrimental to 
Greek life 

I am not a memlwr of a fraternity, 
but I am the first to admit that without 
(ireek life at Villanova, our campus 
would suffer a great deal. Fraterni 
tics do a great deal for this Univer 
sity, including helpmg to a.vsure that 
when we come back as alumni there 
will be much for all of u.s to look, for 

ward to. 1 would like tt) think that an 
organization, such as IFC" would be 
very responsible about not letting 
(jreek life suffer any setbacks. Not 
only because they love their own fra- 
ternities, but also because they love 
this university Yes, these were 
A lO's posters. 

However, once that stamp was put 
on the bottom of the posters, they be- 
came IFCs responsibility. ATO may 
have been irresponsible for not being 
able to see that there posters ccnild 
have been taken the wrong way 
However, IFC" is guilty of irresponsi- 
bility to the entire (Ireek System and 
this University. 

Jason («amba 
Class of 1998 

concerns are 
not met by the 

To the Editor: 

Since day one, I have made a huge 
effort to become involved in 
Villanovas Community. Unfortu- 
nately, the majority of commuters are 
either not encouraged to participate in 
on-campus events and organizations 
or prohibited from being involved due 
to financial or family responsibilities. 

In response to the Jan. 31 editorial 
in The Villanovan ("Commuters need 
to get more involved"). 1 agree. TTiis 
University needs to wake up to the 
needs of the average commuting stu- 
dent. By not having a lounge on cam- 
pus, they are not giving commuting 
students an area to socialize or relax 
during the school day A lack of a 
lounge also promotes a lack of com 
munication and in turn, a lack ot 

On campus students gel a large 
c|uantilv ol mail about oppurtunities 
available and upcoming events Sadly, 
this mail never makes its wav to the 
off-campus students Ihis lounge 
could be a communication center, of 

Finally. Villanov.) prides itself on 
our campus being one big happy fam- 
ily Regrettably, this is'not the case! 
A large section of our population is 
left out of the mix This problem will 
persist unless the administration and 
organizations see commuting students 
in a new light -as assets to our com- 
munity If you are a commuting stu- 
dent and you want to get involved in 
activities (no matter what your year 
or interest), please call me at the Stu- 
dent Ciovernment Office 

Melissa Lewis 
Class ori997 

E R S 

SGA lacks 
men's concerns 
and tree 

To the Kditor: 

I was glad to see the progress that 
has been made by the Student (iov 
ernment Association in the area ol stu 
dent life. Ihe hiring ot a gynecolo- 
gist and the purchase of a new radio 
transmitter are great improvemenis 
that v/ill certainly make Villanova a 
better place to live 

However, there are still things that 
need to be done, and certain issues are 
not even being addressed. I believe 
the source of this problem is that Stu- 
dent Government is too small. Sur- 
veys have shown that there are still 
eight people on campus who are not 
members of SGA. We must get those 
people involved 

The creation of several new cabi- 
net positions should do the trick 
While we have a Women's Concerns 
cabinet position, no thought is being 
given to men's concerns. This must 
stop now! I demand that a Men's 
Concern's cabinet position be created 
immediately. Also, given the recent 
uproar concerning trees, it might be 
in our b)est interests to form a tree com- 
mittee as well. 

These changes will certainly help 
us all 

Jonathan M. Klick 
Class of 1997 


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Restoring family is essential in war against poverty 


Tuesday was a day ot hope for me 
J.C. Watts' stirring answer to Bill 
Clinton's State of the Union address 
demonstrated a vision uncharacteris- 
tic of national politicians. He spoke 
of faith and family, elucidating a phi- 
losophy that put less trust in the fed- 
eral government and more faith in the 
people. Fortunately, Congress has al- 
ready begun to take some of the nec- 
essary steps. 

In August, Congress passed a wel- 
fare reform bill that gave more au- 
tonomy to the states. Since then, there 
has been little discussion about the 
direction the various states would take. 
Considering the effect past federal 
welfare policies have had on the fam- 
ily structure, this could be the most 
important legislative task the state 
governments have undertaken in de- 

In the past, the government allow- 
ances have had the distinct effect of 
discouraging marriage. In fact, when 
coupled with the sexual revolution, the 
entitlement revolution has wreaked 
havoc on the traditional family model 
Before the l%()s, 85 percent of teen- 
age mothers were married before their 
babies were born. In fact, fewer than 
one of every 10 pregnancies resulted 
in single parenthood. Since the era 
of the Great Society, though, the rate 
of single-parent families has tripled. 

While these historical conjunctions 
do not prove causality, a strong corre- 
lation certainly exists. To be sure, the 
programs are aimed toward maximiz- 
ing one's independence. In that sense, 
the programs can be viewed as a nec- 
essary ingredient of the feminist 
movement. Maybe some feminists 
would praise the decline of fatherhcxxl 
in America, but it is doubtful that the 

phenomenon of single-parenting has 
translated directly into increased fe- 
male freedom. 

Indeed, 87 percent of single-par- 
ent families are female headed, with 
nearly half of these households below 
the poverty line. Hence, the femini- 
zation of poverty occurs. As of IW.S. 
95 percent of the participants in Aid 
to Families with Dependent Children 
were single-mother families. 

The personal dependence formerly 
expressed in reference to a husband 
has been replaced by an impersonal 
dependence on government. 

Far from being merely pious 
preaching, his concerns are borne nut 
by recent data. 

Children from single-parent homes 
likely are to receive less educational 
opportunities, have less access to qual- 
ity health care, are more likely to have 
kids out of wedlock, and tend to be 
more impoverished once they reach 
adulthood. As one social scientist 
noted, "the collapse of marriage is cre- 
ating a whole generation of children 
less happy, less physically and men- 
tally healthy, less equipped to deal 
with life or produce at work, and more 

dangerous to themselves and others." 
The majority of today's generation 
ul kids will live with a single mother 
before they reach age 18. Corre- 
sjioiulinglv, this generation of chil- 
dren will have a higher poverty rate 
than the preceding generation, a phe- 
nomenon not seen in recent history. 
Clearly, several factors favor a tra- 
ditional two-parent household. In 
such an arrangement, usually at least 
one of the parents is able to work full 
time Economies of scale also come 
into play, and factors such as child care 
and moral support become less prob- 


Further, marriage has a p<isitive 
effect on the work habits of those in- 
volved Husbands, for e.x.imple. work 
511 percent harder than bachelors of 
comparable age, education and skills. 

I am optimistic that the stales can 
find a compassionate alternative to the 
policies that have lett two generations 
of citizens dependent on an unrespon- 
sive government. Obviously, restor- 
ing the family structure shouUi be a 
top priority. Without that, we will 
continue to fight a losing battle against 

Stupid sheep should stop 
talkmg and start acting 

Regressional analysis has shown 
that family structure and marital sta- 
tus are better indicators of poverty than 
education, 10, race, sex, home own- 
ership, location and discrimination. In 
fact, of the single mothers currently 
on welfare, over 60 percent will be on 
it for 10 or more years as they cycle 
on and off during their lifetime. 

Tragically, the predicament created 
by single parents on welfare puts the 
next generation in a disadvantageous 
situation. When John Paul II argues 
against certain welfare policies, his 
major complaint deals with the results 
of misguided economic incentives: "It 
often hapf)ens that people are discour- 
aged from creating the proper condi- 
tions for human reproduction." He is 
concerned that the "human ecology" 
necessary for proper child-rearing 
simply does not exist. 

Attention political gurus 

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1 really don't want to write a col- 
umn this week. Last week's column 
was so much fun to write, I'm really 
despondent over this one. I guess I'm 
neurotic. Instead of being happy that 
I produced a column that people en- 
joyed reading, I've got performance 
anxiety. There's no way I'm going to 
be able to write anything like that this 
week, so if I gained any new readers 
last week, I know they're just going 
to write me off as a one hit wonder. I 
just have this image of people pick- 
ing up the paper and saying, "Boy, last 
week she was really funny, but this 

But what bothers me the most 
about last week's column is not the 
fact I'm probably now past my prime 
as a columnist, but that it did succeed 
in affecting so many people. Many 
people I talked to were outraged at 
what the posters said. Others told me 
that my column wasn't critical 
enough, believing that ATO deserved 
more censure. 

That may be true. However, it is 
not my responsibility to reflect public 
opinion. The posters got me angry, so 
I wrote about them. Since the posters 
were taken down last Tuesday (or were 
supposed to be taken down last Tues- 
day), 1 knew a lot of people had not 
seen the signs. So I wrote my column 
to let people know about something 
they may have missed. 

From that point, it is your respon- 
sibility to do something. The discus- 
sion shouldn't end with what I write 
While it would be flattering to have 

the last word, I also find it very scary 
that people are content to let me have 
the final say. I would like to hope that 
what 1 write would be spur people to 
act, but oftentimes, it just spurs people 
to say, "Right on!" 

not lust 

If you were disturbed by ATO's 
signs, what did you do about it? Did 
you complain to the Office of Z^'ader- 
ship I>evelopment? Did you complain 
to Father Stack? Did you find some- 
one wearing ATO letters and complain 
to them? Or did you sit (m your butt 
and rail against the horror and injus- 
tice of it all? Fortunately for us, some- 
one took action. Because some stu- 
dents had enough gumption to speak 
out, ATO's rush was suspended pend- 
ing further investigation. 

I know I've said this before, but do 
you realize how easy it is to affect 
change on this campus? If you spread 
your message loud enough and hard 
enough, someone will eventually have 
to respond. And it doesn't require 
much effort. How long does it take to 
write a letter? To make a phone call? 
I'o pay a visit? And since so few stu- 
dents speak up, the administration is 
always interested in the opinions of 
those who do. 

Pardon my immodesty, hut [leople 
ask me. "What is the campus going to 
do without you next year'.'" 1 know it's 
supposed to be complimentary, but I 
always think that's a silly question. 
The campus will continue quite well 
without me. 

What ama/es me is that people 
believe that I make such a big differ- 
ence here. I'm just one student here, 
yet my influence is perceived to be 
great. It's not like 1 mind that fact, but 
it makes me wonder about V''illanova. 
My peers treat me, a loudmouthed 
freak, like some kind of knowledge- 
able, respected figure just because I've 
been in a couple of demonstrations? 
Frankly, if 1 were you. Id think a b\ue- 
haired girl screaming on the Oreo 
mere/y meant the weather was warm 
enough to let the wackos outdoors. Oh 
wait, that's what a lot of you do think. 
But you continue to let me mouth off 
unchallenged. Stupid sheep. 

I'm tired now. not just because it's 
late and 1 still have to do my laundry 
after 1 finish this, but because Im sick 
of fighting for stuff. My time here is 
almost done, and I'm pretty happy 
with the wav things have turned out. 
Iwo of the things 1 was really hoping 
for have come to pass: a gynecologist 
and a new transmitter for WXVU. 

So I should probably cut my losses 
and be satisfied with that However, 
I'm a sick codependent who lets her 
happiness rely on the actions of oth- 
ers. So please — make me happy. Go 
get angrv and do something about 
what makes you angry. And if anyone 
would happen to get angry about my 
laundry, I'd really appreciate it. 

University must implement Academic integrity code 


Academic Integrity Day is coming! 
I can't wait until next Thursday Fi 
nally, a day without cheating, cx)py- 
ing and falsifying. It will vie for po- 
sition with the Great American 
Smokeout for days to negate some- 
thing that should be negated everyday 
I guess I am supposed to give up cheat 
ing on that day. Oh no, I don't know 
if I can; I have a big test that day and 
I am supposed to get the an.swers for 
it Tliursday morning. 

Does all this sound ludicrous'.' Il 
is. After reading last week's article 
on the formation of this holiday for 
crib notes, I had to laugh The idea 
that the University actually has an 
Academic Integrity Day is absurd. lb 
think that a special day has to be set 
aside so that we can concentrate on 
integrity, something that should be a 
given every day, tells us a lot about 
who we are at this University 

You would think that integrity 

would not be an issue at a university 

,lQteyUjt kk Bot M»me4fun^-tbat>.sh«Hl(i 

be in.stitutionalized, discu,s.sed or even 
cared about for a day, it is something 
that .should be commonplace, not only 
at Villanova, but every institution of 
higher learning 

Unfortunately, this ideal, like mcrst, 
IS never reached. According to the 
survey that was conducted on integ- 
rity at Villan(wa and other schools, we 
rank considerably higher than the 
other in.stitutions in all forms of cheat 
ing, copying and falsifying. 

When it comes to fabricating a bib- 
liography or helping s(mieone else 
cheat on an exam, we are ranked 
higher nationally than the men's bas 
ketball team Should we be surprised'.' 
Kijj Dot, 1 have personally known or 

heard of someone who has commit- 
ted at least one of the sins on the sur 
vey, from copying answers while tak 
ing an exam to falsifying lab results 
More disturbing is that none of these 
people I knew or heard of ever got 
caught or reprimanded, nor did they 
feel any guilt for what they did. Are 
we to assume that these people were 
not caught because they are expert 
cheaters? Or were they not caught 
because no one really cares if they 
cheat or not' 

1 hate to think that it is the latter, 
but 1 do It seems that integrity nowa- 
days, especially at the University, has 
been cheapened I or students, cheat 
ing happens, and it really d(Ks not 
hurt anyone involved So why care' 
Why feel any type of guilt for doing 
it? Furthermore, the cheating student 
is rarely caught, so there is little to lose 
in doing it. 

I'eachers often turn the other way 
from cheating students, not because 
he or she does not believe in repri 
manding a person for cheating, but 
becarise of the fear of fals'elv accus- 

ing someone. Teachers' reputations 
among students is as important 
as their reputations in the larger 
Villanova community A teacher who 
falsely accuses his or her students of 
dishonesty will not be looking for a 
large enrollment in his or her classes 
next semester 

The administration at Villanova has 
the most power to establish a respect 
able amount of integrity at this insti 
tution They could establish an honor 
code that must be individually ac- 
knowledged and accepted by every 
person at the University Schools with 
a code scored considerably lower in 
cheating, copying and falsifying in the 
same survey that Villanova scored 
shameful marks Undoubtedly, an 
honor code does make a difference in 
establishing integrity at an institution 

Believe it or not, but an integrity 
code does exist for the University, but 
it is located in the Blue Book, a docu 
ment which few |X"ople have, let alone 
read Hence, the code is hardly vis 
ible to the students, those who need 
to live by it the most Furthermore, 

the cmle is somewhat ambiguous, stat- 
ing "any form of dishonesty, or the 
use of any mind-altering or perfor- 
mance enhancing influence beyond 
one's own God given talents are 
strictly prohibited" Huh' Iliis does 
not really tell me what happens and 
how it happens if someone is caught 
cheating. More importantly, it does 
not give a prtKcdure to report some- 
one else who might be cheating 

The University should take action 
and establish a clearly outlined Integ- 
rity ("ode, something that should set 
clear procedures concerning the re 
porting of dishonesty, as well as out- 
line the punishments for liishonesty. 

Most importantly, the code should 
be a highly visible principle which all 
people in the University will be forced 
to acknowledge and live by before 
entering Ihe Vill:inov;i community 
Only then would we not have a single 
day loffKuson integrity at Villanova. 
only then would integrity be a concern 
everyday .it the \ 'iiivensly. 

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February 7, 1997 


Fattah letter to the editor evokes campus response 

Message about 
King was not 

To thf Lditor: 

This k-ttcr is a response [o llic let- 
ter submitted by Joyce (iarc/ynski in 
last week's Villurunun It is very re- 
freshing to see stiulents at Vilhinova 
University so eoncerned al)out Mar- 
tin Luther King on the day which com- 
memorates his incredible mlluence 
towards the betterment of our society. 
Unlortuiiateiv, it seems that some ct)n- 
cerns followed an errant path 

The fact that Villanova is being 
criticized by any membei ot the stu- 
dent body for allowing a prominent 
member of Philadelphia's community 
to speak about the acct)mplishments 
and message of Martin Luther King 
is ludicrous Ciarc/ynski maintains 
that Villanova never should have al- 
lowed a congressman who is pro- 
choice to speak on our campus. 

Does the fact that Congressman 
Fattah supports a woman's right to 
have an abortion make him a bad per- 
son? If I believe that abortion is ac- 
ceptable in some cases, does that mean 
that Villanova should never have al- 
lowed me to attend because I do not 
agree with ever> belief that the Catho- 
lic Church holds? Do you want to at- 
tend a school that approaches life with 
a totally closetl mind? It is refreshing 
to see that Villanova was open-minded 
enough to allow a person who is pro- 
choice to speak on campus about Dr. 

Another point that is being over- 
looked is that Congressman Fattah 's 
speech was not a political one. He 
came to ViUanov a niU to speak about 
the advantages ot partial birth abor- 
tions, but to encourage cultural aware- 
ness in the celebration of a great civil 
rights leader such as Dr. King. 

The Villanova ChuKh may not 
have been the best place to give his 
speech, but the message about King 
was not political, Fattah did not pro- 
mote his p»)lilical party or views. His 
theme was the betterment of our so- 
ciety, racial equality and a most 
Catholic beliel: peace. Instead of dis- 
couraging the efforts of the Univer- 
sity to be culturally aware, as well as 
accept the beliefs of others, it would 
be much better for (urr school and our 
society to applaud Villanova rather 
than |udge people on their personal 

Michael Kaulli 
Class of 2000 

Fattah fights for 

To the Editor: 

Joyce Garczynski thinks that Rep- 
resentative Fattah, because he is pro- 
choice, is not a good role model for 
Martin Luther King Day because King 
"helped the oppressed realize the 
rights owed to them by society." 
Aborted fetuses, Garczynski claims, 
are an oppressed group deserving of 
protection. As a fellow pro lifer, I 
agree with her and disagree with 
Fattah "s pro-choice stance. 

While Fattah may not be fighting 
tor the rights of unborn babies, he is 
fighting for the rights of a larger op- 
pressed group; impoverished urban 
residents. He has t ought for more 
funding tor central cities' transporta- 
tion agencies, those of you who use 
SLP TA know that it sucks and is in 
desperate need of financial aid just to 
survive If a viable transportation net- 
work does not exist, poor people are 
i.solated from society and cannot eas- 
ilv find work. 

Originators of offensive poster 
need reflection 

To the Kditor: 

1 was most dis.ifipointed while 
walking down .i hallwav recently to 
see a flyer posted by a fraternity which 
featured the prcmiinent message. We 
nail them in all positions'" To say that 
such language is disrespecttul tow.ird 
women is an understatement, it is de- 
meaning and outrageous 

It was <ill the more disappointing 
that such a flyer had some sort of offi- 
cial stamp permitting it to be posted 

Blue Key has two commuters 

To the K.ditor: ""■ organization Blue Key extends 

an inv itation lo applv for membership 
We are writing in to the to anyone in the Villanova commu 
editorial printed in last week's nity. In tact, ones residential status 
VJ//r//irnY/Ai entitled "Commuters Need has no bearing on the selection pn 

and that It was on display in lolentiiie, 
the administration building of the Uni- 
versity I am glad that the flvers are 
no longer posteil I( those who origi 
nallv composed and posted the flyer 
do not understand why its language is 
otfensive, they need to engage in some 
education and reflection. 

David M. Barrett 

As.sistant Pn)fessor 

Political Science 

To (ict More Involved " In that ar- 
ticle, it was stated that the Mine Key 
Society has no commuter students. We 
would like to inform you that there are 
currentlv two commuter students m 

cess and such intormation is not asked 
for on our applications. 

I he Blue Key Kxeciiti\e Board 

Greeks apologize for posters 

To the Editor: 

The Greek community would like 
to express our sinceresi apologies to 
Villanova for the ollensive l-shirts 
and Rush posters which were distrib 
uted by AF ( ) We neither support nor 
condone the .utions taken by this or 

In <i time when the (ireek commu 
nitv IS taemg tremendous eliallenges, 
we aie stiivmg to im[)lement positive 
change. Actions such as these only 

lattah has also [iiessed for fund- 
ing lo help rebuilil ianercity neighl>oi 
hoods which are crumbling, impov- 
erished and meccas for criminals. The 
problem ol poverty cannot be solved 
by government alone, and the g(wern- 
ment has a responsibility to use its 
limited resources in an efficient man 
ner to maximize results. Fattah un- 
derstands, however, that the govern- 
ment should have some role in help- 
ing the poor find jobs and in making 
innercitv America a place where one 
can tind work, have access to quality 
education which will prepare young- 
sters tor the workforce, live without 
fear of getting shot and where the 
spirit of community thrives. For that, 
I commend him. 

Prior lo Faltah's speech, a choir 
preformed; the acoustics in the chapel, 
in addition to a special area designed 
for musicians, made it the most logi- 
cal place to hold the event. If there 
were no musical performance prior to 
Faltah's speech, I would agree with 
Garczynski's central thesis that the 
'Villanova Church was not the appro- 
priate venue for the event. 

Phil Mayer 
Class ofl 997 

Personal beliefs 
should not get in 
the way of 

To the Editor: 

I would like to resp<ind to Joyce 
Garczynski's letter concerning the 
choice of Representative Fattah as the 
speaker for the commemoration of 

serve to hinder our cause and our ef 
forts We assure the community that 
the incident will not be tolerated and 
actions will be taken to ensure that this 
will not occur in the future. 

As the newly elected IFC/Panhel 
executive boards, we are embarrassed 
by this occurrence This incident 
strengthens out desire to bring about 
c liaiige in the (ireek community 

The Interfraternity and 
Panhellcnic Councils 

Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr 

Firs', 1 find it extremely amusing 
that Ms. Ciarczynski condemns any 
political activity m a chapel. Those of 
us with strong moral and spiritual be- 
liefs should follow the examples of 
people such as Jesus, the apostle Paul, 
and, of course, the Rev. Dr Martin 
Luther King, Jr Their strong faith 
guided them in speaking out against 
political wrongs. 

1 would also like to remind Ms. 
Garczynski that college is a place to 
expand our horizons and challenge us 
to question. As a freshman, I also had 
lixed standards and immovable ideals. 
Four years later, 1 realize that I have 
learned more from speakers that I have 
not always agreed with. Whether or 
not my standards and ideals have 
changed, allowing for the possibility 
of change has made me a more whole 

Finally, it is important to remem- 
ber not to let our personal beliefs stand 
in the way of learning. Fattah was 
invited to help commemorate the great 
Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr, which 
he did. The abortion issue was not rel- 
evant to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's 
outreach, and, therefore is not relevant 
to Representative Fattah 's talk. I dread 
to think what would happen if we were 
all judged by a singular belief 

Alaina Vasta 
Class ofl 997 

proponent has 
no place in VU 

To the Editor: 

1 agree entirely with the author of 
the letter lo the editor published in last 
Friday's Villanovan regarding Con- 
gressman Faltah's speech in the St. 
Ihomas of Villanova Church 

While the Roman Catholic Church 
has taken an unambiguous pro-life 
stance, Fattah has proven lo be one of 
the most extreme pro-abortion Con- 
gressmen in Washington. Fattah has 
one of the mt)sl pro-abortion voting 
records among Pennsylvania' s Con- 
gressmen, and has even voted against 
a ban on partial-birth abortion, a late- 
term abortion procedure which has 
been condemned by doctors nation- 
wide as medically unnecessary. 

Saint Thomas of Villanova Church, 
a sacred place of Roman Catholic 
worship, should never be reduced to a 
lecture hall where political figures can 
make speeches, especially when those 
political figures have taken clear 
stances against what the Church her- 
self stands for 

Michael J. Rinaldi 
Class of 1999 

E-mail your letter to 
the editor or FYI to 
" editor@villanovan." 




A R 

Pepsi still active in Burma 


The movement on campus to in 
crease awareness about the human 
rights situation in Burma (di 
Mvanmar, as it is called bv the ruling 
)unla) has been working now for about 
tour months. 1 would like lo explain, 
once and foi all. what its goals are. 
and how It plans to go about .ittaming 

F-irst. the ultimate goal has noth- 
ing to do with political favoritism, a 
dislike of the PepsiCo corporation, or 
the irritation of the University's spon- 
sors rhe goal of this movement is to 
eiul the suffering and torture of the 
Burmese people, as they have been 
hekl captive by a brutal regime for over 
,1 decade 

The situation in this Southeast 
.Asian natii^n is an emergency, and this 
IS why such drastic action is being 
l.iken in universities, governments 
,md organizations all over the world 
Just as It IS our responsibility as hu- 
mans to do whatever we can to help 
an individual in obvious and immedi 
ate danger, it is also our responsibil 
ity as a s(Kiety of great ideals as well 
as wealth and power to reach out to 
this people who are in obvious and im 
mediate danger. 

Mow does this tie into our asking 
people not to drink the only refresh 
ment available on campus? ITic mili 
tarv regime that rules Burma, a third 
world c<Mintrv, depends on foreign in 
vestment to slay afloat as a financial 
institution as well as a military one. 
As a result, the corporations that have 

set up shop in Burm.i have quite a 
large influence on the wav the gov 
ernment is run 

Until recently, most ol the corpo 
rations in Fiiirma have simply ignored 
the lorced labor and wrongful impris- 
onment, but because of tremendous 
international pressure, many of these 
ct)mpanies have decided to pull out of 
the country Pepsi is one of those com- 
panies that has yet to sever all of its 
ties to the militarv regime 

But didn't Pepsi pull out of Burm.i .' 
I'he answer is yes. but it s a very shady 
and underhanded yes Abetter answer 
would be "sort of. but not really" 
Pepsi, in its reply letter to The 
Vilhiniivdi}. stated that the comp.inv 
no longer has any assets or employ 
ees in Burma " This is true, but what 
IS not stated in the letter is the nature 
of the miilli million ilollar deal that the 
corporation still maintains with the 

Pepsi has set up an agreement with 
a franchise bottler in Burma The bot 
tier, whose name is I'hein lun, may 
use the Pepsi label on his bottles, if. 
Ill return, he agrees to pay for the li 
cense to use the label, as well as buy 
all the cola syrup, among other ingre 
dients, from the larger PepsiCo cor 

F-vcryone recognizes the name 
Pepsi" The red and blue semi 
vingyang are an American symbol By 
concentrating on Pepsi, we can simul- 
taneou.sly raise awareness about the 
terrible situation in Burma, and show 
the investors of the world that the in 
ternational movement was able to ex 

tract a company as stubborn as Pepsi, 
most likely causing a chain reaction 
of divestment 

The movement on the Villanova 
campus to boycott Pepsi, thereby con- 
vincing the corporation to withdraw 
completely from Burma, joins student 
organizations in over 70 other univer- 
sities working toward the s.ime goal: 
freedom for the people of Burma. It is 
the immediate g(»al of the student or- 
ganization on campus to convince the 
University administration lo sevei its 
ties with PepsiCo 

lo do this, there has iu-en a letter 
drafted with the intention of having it 
signed and sent to the administration 
from four types of sources I'he first 
type will be signed by the group ol 
students who have organized the 
movement The next will be accom- 
panied by a student petition asking tor 
the immediate severance of all ties that 
the university has with PepsiCo 

A copy of the letter will also be 
given to certain professors with the 
request that they read through it and 
consider placing their signature on it. 
And finally, a copy of the letter has 
been given to the student leaders of 
certain student organizations with a 
request that they consider signing it 
in the place of or with their respective 

The members of the student orga- 
nization coordinating the boycott ef- 
fort feel that the cause of ending the 
horrors ol the Burmese military re- 
gime is urgent enough to take the ac- 
tion that they have. 

February 7, 1997 


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Everyone critics miss the point Qjj CailipUS . . . With Pat FolCy 

lo the Editor: 

To not enjoy Woody Allen's "Ev- 
eryone Says 1 Love You" requires an 
unromaiitic, stoic individual who ex- 
hibits the same amount of emotion 
whether at a New Years live party or 
a funeral; in short, a Biology major. 

In this latest endeavor, Allen cap- 
tures the essence of not only relation- 
ships but of life, namely the abil- 
ity to fantasize and dream. 1 occasion- 
ally whistle, sing in the shower and 
while seldomly seen bursting into 
song in front of the Oreo, who has 
never reached such a state that they 
just felt like singing'.' And in "Hvery- 
one" that is just what they do. Now 
neither Julia Roberts nor Allen can 
carry a tune. For that matter though 
can I or some of the Sorority assem- 
blies heard throughout Dougherty 
Hall'.' No, but that should not slop us. 

The cast purposely cannot sing but 
that does not impair the film by mak- 
ing it another "South Pacific" or an- 
other standard Hollywood musical 
Rather, Allen's "Everyone" is an in- 
genious creation, a real-lite musical 
we can all relate to. 

As for the idolized, picturesque 
shots of New York City which one re- 
view from The Villanovan points out 

as a fault ot the picture, we all know 
the metropolis overflows with home 
less, graffiti and garbage, but, well 
those of us who are romantic and have 
some visii)n or fantasy anyhow, look 
past that and even .sometimes see the 
town as beautiful and romantic. 

Not all (»ur love lives are perfect. 
Some of us fall in and out of love (ei- 
ther willingly or at the hands of rejec- 
tion) as »)ften as Bill Clinton falls into 
bed with women to whom he is not 
wed. However, we all fantasize and at 
times wish for pilch, dream of being 
swept up by Fred Astaire or to find 
that special someone while on an Eu- 
ropean vacation. 

Hopeless romantics we are, and 
Allen creates a film which reminds us 
when society ceases to dream (and 
sing) it is dead. 

While "Everyone" is not on level 
with "hvita" in terms of lyrical and 
melodious grace, the hilarious and 
even sometimes ridiculous numbers 
relate to the audience creating an aura 
making you want to leave the theater 

Andrew J. Korzeniewski 
Class of 1998 

This week's morsel for the masses ... 
Some Native Americans, older Mennonite andAmish 
cultures believe that photographs capture part of 
one's soul. Do your metaphysical beliefs concur in 
any way with this statement? 

"On Campus" urges action 

To the Editor: 

I am writting in response to Dou- 
glas Copland and his letter, which 
claimed my photo- journalistic col- 
umn to be ignorant. The intent of the 
"On Campus" column is to display the 
differing perspectives of the Villanova 
community in a slightly bia.sed, albeit 
informative, and hopefully witty atmo- 
sphe re 

The Jan. 24 interrogative, which 
vou obviously did not find so 
irride.scently insightful, did not aim to 
discredit any of Dr King's socio-po- 
litical progressions, nor did it intend 
to further student apathy. My inten- 
tion was to see if students were aware 
of an observance of the national c\vn\ 

by the University. The issue at hand 
is one of paltry campus communica- 
tion. Obviously you were aware of 
the speakers and worLshops etc . . . 
but 50 percent of the students I polled 
did not. I found this especially star- 
tling at a University which claims to 
have a diversity initiative. 

If this result appalls you, than do 
something about it. I've exposed it, 
now act. If campus ignorance is inex- 
cusable than join CAT or do some- 
thing on your own that would let Ms. 
West know that there are more local 
observances, even at Villanova, than 
bank holidays. 

Patrick Eoley 
Class of 1997 

(Jreg MctJee 



"I believe that pictures damage 
your retinas and I haven't much of 
a soul left to take." 

Dr. Elaine Bosowski 

(Geography Department 


"Photograpfis rarely capture any of 
my spirit. I won't let it out." 

Photo not 

Phil Jod/o 



"Due to my sideburns, many have 
considered me to be Villanova's Amish 
representative 1 wish to use your fo- 
rum to dispel this ugly rumor . . go 
ahead, take mv picture." 

Robert Owen ,|ohns<in 



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Feb. 9 

VVoiiien's Glee Club 

Come support the Villanova 
Women's Glee Club as they compete 
in CIWGCA, a choral competition, 
with the women's choirs trom Rutgers 
and Immaculata. The competition will 
take place on Feb. *^) at 1:30 p.m. in 
St. Mary s Chapel. All are invited (in- 
cluding your siblings). Admission is 

Feb. 10 

ask vou to skip lunch H\ doing so, 
dining services will donate $3 towards 
our Sunshine Day Carnival tor under- 
privileged kids Please sign up to last 
111 your caleteria the two days prior to 
the fast. Also, if you would like to 
collect signatures on those davs, 
please stop in at Vasey Hall Room 3 
or call x9407y. 

Relationship Speaker 

On Feb 12 from 3;3(l -4:20 p.m.. 
I)r l^slie Parkes of the University 
Counseling (\'nter will present "Ro- 
mantic Relationships: Improving 
Communication and Knhancing Inti- 
macy" The talk will be held at the 
Counseling Center^it Corr Hall Room 
106 Learn Ways to improve your re- 
lationship in time for Valentine's Day. 

Search Retreat 

A Search Retreat will be held on 
March 2 1 -23 Sign-ups for this retreat 
start feb 10 at 9 a.m. in the Campus 
Ministry Office in St. Rita's Hall. 

Divorce Workshop 

A workshop will be held at the 
University Counseling Center, Corr 
Hall. Room lO^.onF'cb 10,3:30-4:20 
p.m. which w ill explore the major ex- 
periences that are common to people 
going through the dissolution oi their 
parents" marriage. Strategies will be 
offered for coping with the inevitable 
distress of the experience. 

Feb. 13 

Feb. 12 

Forum on Love 

rhe Philosophy Club is hosting its 
third annual Forum on I,o\e--the who, 
what, where, when, why and how of 
love will be discussed in an informal 
lorum on Feb. 13 at 7 p ni. in the 
Rosemont Room of the Connelly Cen- 
ter Free pizza and soda will be pro- 
vided Students and faculty from all 
fields of study are welcome 

Ecological Society 

The Ecological Society of 
ViUanova VJnivcrsUy is open to stu- 
dents and faculty members from all 
disciplines who are interested in ecol- 
ogy or environmental issues. We will 
hoid meetings on Feb 13 at 6 p.m. in 
Mendel Hall Room 105 Pizza and 
refreshments w ill be served 

tieal aiouiid the iheiiK, (itowiiig iii 
Faith in a Busy World." The retreat 
will be held at the Rosemont Spiritual 
Ceirtwf *ui the ground's of the Cornelia 
Connelly Center at Rosemont 
College's campus on F^eb 22 The dav 
will run from 10 am until 4 p m and 
the fee is $ 10 per person Dress is ca- 
sual and friends of alumni are wel- 
come. For more information, contact 
Campus Ministry's Linda Jaczynski. 

Feb. 26 

Balloon Day '91 

A contest is being held for the de- 
sign of a T-shirt in which the winner 
will have his or her T-shirt .sold on 
Ballon Day. Balloon Day is a spring 
mini-carnival that many students take 
part in to benefit a local charity. For 
the contest, design a T-shirt with a 
maximum of four colors including the 
words "Balloon Day '97" Entries 
must be in by Feb. 26 and dropped off 
at the Campus Mini.stry Office in St. 
Rita's Hall. Winner will receive $2.'^ 
and a I-shirl 

Habitat Supplies 

The Merida, Mexico service trip 
that will be going to the Yucatan over 
Spring Break is requesting donations 
tor certain supplies that are badly 
needed by the Mission The items are: 
aspirin, Band-Aids, children and adult 
vitamins, broad spectrum anti-biotics 
with current dales on label (all medi- 
cines/ vitamins need to have intact 
seals), pencils and pencil sharpeners, 
paper, rulers scissors. Items may be 
brought to the Sacristy at the 6 p.m. 
Sunday Mass, or to the Campus Min- 
istry Office in St. Rita's Hall after 
Feb. 15. Thanks to all who will gener- 
ously donate items. 

Alpha Phi Omega 

Any student interested in pledging 
Alpha Phi Omega is invited to attend 
one of the information meetings which 
are being held Feb. 10 and Feb. 1 1 at 
9 p.m. in Mendel Hall Room 158. 
APO is a co-ed service fraternity that 
participates in volunteer work on cam- 
pus, in surrounding communities and 
with national organizations. Regular 
meetings are held on Tuesdays at 9 

Feb. 27 

Passages Magazine 

I'le.ise join the Passages magazine 3<|p(] Night 

St. lit on Feb I 2 at I p.m in the Inter- ^ 

national Students Office in lowei 
Level Corr Hall Passages, a magazine 
of international and intercultural ex- 
change, needs writers, editors, proof- 
readers, computer experts and all those 
interested in helping Submissions are 
due at the end of February for the 
spring edition. call 5I9-7S27 
if you can't attend the meeting but 
want more information. 

Ash Wednesday 

Feb. 12 is Ash Wednesday Ashes 
will be distributed at all liturgies in 
the Villanova Church. S 30 a m , 12.0-S 
p.m., 5 p.m., 8 pin .uul 10 pm. 

HIV Testing 

Ihe Villanova AIDS Task Force is 
sponsoring a free, anonymous HIV 
testing on Feb 12. The F^elaware 
County AIDS Network will be at the 
Health (enter from 10 am until 2 40 
p.m. If interested, please call x94070 
to make an appointment 

Handbell Meeting 

Inteitsteil in handbells' Come to 
an information meeting on Feb 12 in 
Ihe Music Activities Office on the 
groiiixl Hoot of St Mary's to find out IS going on with this new org.i 
nization No expeiience necessary It 
you are interested. (iKase call Kelly 
at X 13455. 

Sunshine Day 

Project Sunshine will be holding 
its annual T ast for Sunshine Day' on 
Ash Weilnesday (Feb. 12) where we 

On Feb 13, Arthology, Polis and 
the honors department are sponsf)ring 
a Band Night in the North U>unge <^f 
Dougherty Hall. Bands from on cam- 
pus will Ix' performing as well as some 
off -campus groups. The event starts at 
S p m and openings are available for 
more bands that are interested Call 
SKI-*>610 tor details. 

Feb. 16 

Lenton Program 

A Lenton program of music and 
prayer will be held with the 
Merrimack College Choir and the 
Villanova Pastoral Musicians This 
event will lake place on Feb 16 at 3 
p m in the Church 

Diversity Educators 

.Anyone interested in becoming 
part of a newly formed f>eer education 
group on diversity can attend a train- 
ing session on Feb IK from 7:30-'> 30 
p ni Please call Calista at xL52.S5 if 

Supplies Needed 

Habitat (or Humanity's Almost 
Heaven, West Virginia site is in great 
need of hammers, chalk lines, claws 
(cats) and squares. If you can donate 
any of these items, please drop them 
off in the Project Sunshine Office at 
Vasey Hall R(xim 5 There is a stu- 
dent Habitat trip going to Vir- 
ginia that will take the items there. 
Drop-off deadline is Feb 27. 


Faculty Service THp 

Campus Ministry will snon,sor a 
service trip for faculty/ staff and their 
spouses. It will take place June 22-28 
in Brooklyn, NY, where our group 
will renovate two buildings at Holy 
Name Parish in Prospect Park Thirty 
Villancwans will participate in this 
historic trip For more information, 
contact Barbara Hacnn in Campus 
Ministrv at x^447*J 

Summer Service Trip 

In Its ninth year, (iood Works '97 
will again offer a two week opportu- 
nity to serve the poor in Appalachia 
from May 19 through June I The sites 
are in Kentucky, and are sponsored by 
the Sisters of St. Joseph For more in 
formation, write (iood Works '97, 
l'X)l Crcrmantown Ave . Philadelphia, 
Pa 1'>1 IS Completed applications are 
due March 17 

Feb. 22 

Alumni Retreat 

Villanova's Campus Ministry and 
alumni have designed an alumni rc- 

Bereavement Group 

If you have a parent or sibling who 
has died and would like to talk with 
other students who have experienced 
a similar loss, call Nt^een at Campus 
Ministrv. -'^1'>40K4 

HEC Retreat 

The spring HEC retreat will be held 
on the weekend of March 21-23. Stu- 
dents as well as faculty and staff are 
invited to participate. In this experi- 
ence people whose physical disabil- 
ity puts them at the margins of soci- 
ety. HEC (Handicapped Encounter 
Christ) brings both physically disabled 
and non-disabled persons together to 
share a common life in an atmosphere 
of Christian community. If you are 
interested in attending or supporting 
this effort, call or leave your name at 
Campus Ministry, 519-4080. 

SGA Elections 

There will be a Student Govern- 
ment As.sociation informational meet- 
ing at 4:30 p.m. in the Connelly Cen- 
ter Cinema on Feb. 11 and 12. Peti- 
tions for candidates and election rules 
will be distributed at this meeting. 

Tiitors Needed 

The Office of Human Services is 
looking to hire tutors in all subjects at 
$6 per hour. call Patti Rich at 
x97829 if interested. 


Villanova Feminist Coalition 
(VFC) meets at 5 p.m. on Thursdays 
m the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education (basement of Sullivan 
Hall). All female and male students 
interested in addressing is.sues of gen- 
der and justice are invited to attend 
l^or more information, call x'M60K 

Financial Aid Reminder 

Financial Aid applications for the 
1997-98 academic year arc available 
in the Office of Financial Assistance 
and should be picked up as soon as 
possible Students must complete a 
1997-98 Villanova University Appli 
cation for Federal Student A.ssistance 
(FAF'SA). Please be sure to read all 
instructions carefully. Students who 
completed a 1996-97 FAFSA appli- 
cation should have received a Renewal 
FAFSA at the address on file at the 
Federal Central Processor sometime 
in January Original FAFSA applica 
tions may be obtained in the Office 

for Financial Assistance Application 
deadline is April 15, 19^7 

Student Theater 

Villanova Student Musical Theater 
IS back and proudly presents their 
spring musical "On the Town" show- 
ing on Feb 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 
in St. Mary's auditorium If you have 
any questicnis, call xM7217. 

Singing Valentines 

The Villanova Singers will once 
again be selling Singing Valentines 
between Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 in the 
Connelly Center. For just $5, four 
Villanova Singers dressed in tuxedo 
will show up to the Valentine's class 
or dorm room on Feb. 14 and sing a 
Valentine song of your choice. The 
singers will also be singing songs over 
the phone for those Valentines off 
campus and far away. Please call the 
Villanova Singers at 519-7231 with 
orders or questions. 

Support Group 

A support group has been estab- 
lished for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and 
those who are questioning their sexu- 
ality. For more information, please call 
the group's hotline by calling x96(K)(), 
then mailbox 85443, or call Fr Shawn 
Tracv.O.S.A. at 519-4081. 

Student Development 

In an eftbrt to serve student lead- 
ers and student organizations, the Of- 
fice of Student Development is ex- 
panding its hours of operation A staff member is now avail- 
able to assist with basic administra- 
tive needs, every Monday through 
Thursday, 5 7 p.m. The Student Or- 
ganization Workcenter in 108 
Dougherty is now open, with the pres- 
ence of a graduate assistant, during the 
following times: Mondays 12:30-3 
p.m and 4:30-7 p.m.; Tuesdays 4-7 
p.m.; Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m.; 
Thursdays 3-5 p.m.; and Fridays 
12:30-3 p.m. The workcenter is also 
available for student organization use 
during regular office hours. Please 
contact the Office of Student Devel- 
opment at 519-4210 for more infor- 

Graduate Fellowship 

The Villanova University chapter 
of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor 
Society is inviting applications from 
out.standing senior students, in the top 
10 percent of their, for competi- 
tive fellowships worth up to $7,000 for 
first year graduate or professional 
study. Graduating seniors with supe- 
rior academic and leadership records 
should contact Dr. Sohall Chaudry, 
Villanova chapter .secretary, at the de- 
partment of Management, Bartley 
Hall, R(x)m 1 08 E, 5 1 9-4369, for more 
information. Completed application 
are due Feb 20 

Award Offered 

Student Ciovernmenl is offering a 
reward of $ 1 .(XX) for information iden- 
tifying the person(s) responsible for 
the vandalization of numerous auto- 
mobiles on Merion Avenue in Bryn 
Mawr on the night of Feb 1 . Student 
(lovernment is working to improve 
relationships with the neighboring 
communities This type of vandalism, 
if committed by students, damages the 
already fragile relationship between 
our students and the neighbors and 
serves to further the negative stereo- 
types the local townships hold about 
student behavior. 

February 7, 1997 


Page 13 




Dining Services refines meal plan equivalency 


S(aff Reporter 

Villanova Dining Services has re- 
cently made changes that allows stu- 
dents more .service, more Meal Plan 
Equivalency options and more time to 
take advantage of these changes. Ihe 
two changes that were started at the 
beginning of the semester are continu- 
ous service in Donahue Hall on the 
weekend and late night M P.E. in the 
Belle Aire Terrace. 

In response to student request, a 
late night M.P.E. is now accepted in 
the Belle Aire Terrace The hours of 
acceptance are from S p.m. to 9:30 
p.m. dady. Mike Mc(iuckin, the Pro- 
duction Marketing Manager for Din- 
ing Services stated, if a student has 
a late class, late practice or a meeting, 
they don't have to worry about not 
making it to a dining hall in time for 
dinner A student can still go to the 
Italian Kitchen until X p.m. or the 
Belle Aire from S p.m to 930 using 
the M.P.E. ■■ 

Donahue Hall is now offering con- 
tinuous service from I 1 a.m. to 6:30 
p m. on Saturdays and Sundays, giv- 
ing .students the benefit of eating what- 
ever time is convenient throughout the 
day. Meal Plans will be accepted all 

day. The brunch M.P.E. will be ac- 
cepted from 1 1 a.m. to 3:30 p.m The 
dinner M.P.E. will be accepted from 
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The brunch 
menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m., Auggie's Deli, The Fryery and 
Padres Pizza open at 1 :30 p.m. and the 
full dinner menu is served starting at 
4:30 p.m. 

These recent changes were a re- 
sponse to several letters to the editor 
that appeared in The Villunovan ear- 
lier this year The appearance of these 
letters initiated an open access meet- 
ing that was held by Dining Services 
in October. The Student Government 
Association represented a large por- 
tion of the student body at the meet- 
ing and gave voice to the concerns re- 
garding more M.PE. options and 
hours. These changes were put in ef- 
fect at the start of this semester 

There are also other changes to 
anticipate in the future. McGuckin 
stated that research is now being done 
to improve and renovate Dougherty 
Hall. According to McGuckin, "Din- 
ing Services is working in conjunc- 
tion with Cini-Eittle, an international 
food service con.sultant, in developing 
these plans." In December, Dining 
Services conducted focus groups to 
gain student insight into changes that 

Management department 
in midst of great change 


Staff Reporter 

The management department is 
in the midst of great change taking 
their students and curriculum into 
the 21st century. Currently, the de- 
partment offers a major in manage- 
ment and a concentration in Inter- 
national business. Because of the 
increased popularity of this concen- 
tration in the last few years, the 
management department is propos- 
ing the development of an under- 
graduate international business pro- 
gram that offers expertise in do- 
mains beyond the major functional 
areas of business, management de- 
partment chair. Dr Mohammad K 
Najdawi, an internationally edu- 
cated scholar, is leading a move- 
ment to change the curriculum and 
structure of the management pro- 
gram to accommodate the continu- 
ous globalization of the business 

The management department 
has responded to a US Department 
of Education call to international- 
ize the business curriculum in ap- 
plying for a grant to create a com- 
prehensive program (»f international 
business management The grant, 
among other things, will suppor 
tinviting experts from schools with 
top international business programs 
to help the management department 
to develop a curriculum that is 
unique and non- traditional. Most 
international business programs are 
mainlv on the graduate level, pro 
viding students with expertise in the 
traditional functional areas of inter- 
national business operations 
Villanova's international business 
program will be distinct in many 

First, to remain consistent with 
the University's mission statement, 
it is an undergraduate program 
Second, in addition to traditional In- 
ternational Business skills, it en 
compa.vscs a strong social science/ 
liberal arts component, an interna- 
tional business law component, an 
ethics component, and an informa 
tion technology component, lur 
thermore. there will also exist a re 
quiremenl for advanced language 
skills and there is a plan to expand 
the international exchange program 

to enable students to travel abroad 
during their junior year to experi- 
ence cultural and international busi- 
ness operations diversities. Dr. 
Najdawi believes these skills com- 
bined with an expertise in the tech- 
nical aspects of international busi- 
ness operations, will provide the 
competitive advantage Villanova 
wants to provide for its international 
business management students. He 
adds, "So when people say why do 
you want to go to Villanova to study 
international business you say be- 
cause it is unique and it has that 
competitive advantage." 

Tlic second initiative the depart- 
ment of management is undertak- 
ing is the development of a major 
and a minor in information/technol- 
ogy management. Dr Najdawi said 
that in recent meetings with busi- 
ness executives they strongly em- 
phasized that an expertise in com- 
puting skills is an absolute neces- 
sitv in today's business world 

The last initiative the manage- 
ment department is working on is 
the creation of a miniu in human 
resources management (HRM). 
This minor will provide Villanova 
students with the necessary skills in 
areas of staffing, compensation, per- 
formance, individual and carrier de- 
velopment, safety and health, union- 
management relations and separa- 
tion Dr Najdawi explains that this 
is an important and a necessary as- 
pect of business management and 
will compliment anv major in the 
functional areas of business, arts 
and sciences, engineering, or nurs- 


The department ot management 
believes that the above mentioned 
initiatives give Villanova students 
the skills that are necessary for 
managerial and business success in 
the 21st century. Dr. Najdawi con- 
cludes that "The objective of the 
department of management is to 
graduate students who are problem 
.solvers, equipped with the neces- 
sary skills to be successful manag- 
ers." He adds that. Innovation, cre- 
ativity, and systematic thinking are 
essential parts of the department's 
program " He is confident that these 
skills will readv students for the 
challenges oi the 2 Isl century 

could be made to Dougherty Hall 
More are to be scheduled throughout 
the spring. There will be a cam- 
pus wide survey, regarding the 
changes to Dougherty, done some time 
in February. The surveys will be 
placed directly within the student 

So far, there has only been posi 
tive feedback concerning the changes 
Although the percentage m 
M.P.E. is not yet known, the Belle Aire 
Terrace and Donahue Hall have both 
had a consistent flow of students tak- 
ing advantage of the changes. 

According to McGuckin, the con- 

tinuous scr\icc offered in Donahue 
Hall "will be used as a pilot program 
for the other dining halls " He also 
staled that all students are encouraged 
to fill out the surveys in February Din- 
ing Services is anticipating that other 
suggestions for change will come out 
in those surveys. 

ClloroH'i lACKIl HOI 1()WA> 

Students ta ke advantage of the Meal Plan Equivalency at the Italian Kitchen. 

Dance-a-Thon surpasses charitable goal 


Staff Rvfwrter 

The Interfraternity Council and the 
Panhellenic Board sponsored the first 
annual Dance-A-Thon on Feb. 1 in the 
Dayhop Over 600 students, both 
Greek and non-Greek, attended the 
event which raised $3,780 for the Eas- 
ter Seals Society. 

The dancing began at noon with 
hourly music themes that ranged from 
country and western to 70s' and HOs' 
rock. A live band performed in the af- 
ternoon and disc jockeys from Mix It 
Up Sound entertained from 6:30 p.m 
until midnight. Several prizes were 
given out during the day. Sophomores 
Sean Camoni and Shannon Hewitt re- 
ceived gift certificates to Mam Line 
Outfitters for winning the dance con- 

Other students were awarded 

prizes ranging from free haircuts and 
dry cleaning to a Bennetton swe.iter 
and a free tuxedo rental. 

Fundraising chairmen. Angel 
Volpe, summed up the event when she 
said, "As all could see, the Greek cum 
munilv of Villanova can and does 
come together for non-alco/io/ic. 
charitable events. No matter what our 
letters are. we are all students and all 
support the Villancwa community." 

Since this philanthropy was spon- 
sored by the Greek community, each 
of the 24 sororities and fraternities 
designed 10 or more posters to pro- 
mote the event and donated $50 to the 
cause. A representative from the Greek 
paraphernalia company. "Going 
Greek." was on the scene all afternoon 
donating 10 percent of all sales to the 
Easter Seals Almost 30 other loci! 
merchants such as Starbucks. Campus 
Corner and the Brick Bar also contrib- 

uted money and supplies. 

Unfortunately, the festivities were 
cut short when a fire alarm went off 
shortly after 10 30 p.m. causing the 
Dayhi^p to be evacuated Chairperson 
ot the event. Anna Panganiban. com- 
mented. "Although I was disappointed 
l/ial i( i:t\di;d an hour am/ a /la// ear/y. 
1 am pleased with all the support and 
the fact that we almost doubled our 

All participants showed an over- 
whelmingly positive response. "The 
Dance-A-Thon was not only for a 
great cause like the Easier Seals, but 
It showed that the entire Greek com- 
munity can get together and do some- 
thing positive tor the Umversitv. ' said 
Ben Zaimes "Besides," he continued, 
where else could you go to see 
Lambda Chi Rvan Dacev show off his 
famous moves doin" da butt.' 

Political Science department prepares 
for its yearly Washington mini-mester 


Staff Reporter 

From May I 1 to May 30. 20 
Villanova students will be participat- 
ing m the 2.5th annual Washington 
Minimester. Government in Action 
Program. The Minimester is a pro- 
gram in which students reside at 
American University and attend a se- 
ries of seminars about the daily activ- 
itv of Washington D.C 

The speakers at each seminar are 
people wtio .ire actu.illy involved with 
the Federal government on an evcry- 
ilay basis. Such speakers include 
members ot Congress and staff, ex 
ecutive branch official, media repre 
sentatives and interest groups Stii 
dents attending the Washington 
Minimester will receive three under 
graduate cretlits Course retiuirements 
are participation, assigned readings, 
an interpretative journal and a final 
exam The fees will also be similar to 
that of a summer school course 

Dr Jelfrev Hahii of the political 
science department has Ihcii in charge 
of the program for the past 2^ years 
He organizes the tup. lives with the 
students in Washington and joins them 
throughout much of the program He 
IS truly confident about the success ol 
this year's trip due to the positive out 
comes ol past trips. "Every year, there 

is always something interesting going 
on; we always meet interesting 
people, " Hahn said. He continues. 
"One year, George Bush dropped in 
on one of the seminars just to say 
hello; another year, we bumped into 
leddy Kennedy" Halm cl.iims that 
meeting with these political figures is 
one of Ihe highlights of the trip. 

Students were lined up 
outside the politcal sci- 
ence office up to two and 
a half hours before reg- 
istration time. 

Ihe Washmgloii Miiimusiei 
sparks interest in main sludeiits, but 
unfortunately the there is only room 
lor 20stiulents 1 l.iliii said, "The tup 
is limited because ot lairlv tight quai 
teis A lot ot people want to go, bul 
we have to luii it mi .i liisl come, lust 
serve basis 

This \e,ii then v>.eu (klmiteU 
more than 20 hopeful participants, slu 
dents were lined up outside the polili 
cal St lence otiice up to two anil a li.iit 
hours before legislialion time. 

Joyce (i.iK /Miski ,m llniuirs ma- 

,or from the freshman class, is one ol 
the 20 students lucky enough to hold 
a spot in this year's Washington 
Minimester. She states her reasons for 
wanting to attend the Minimester. "I 
want to learn how Washington ie,ili\ 
works. I want to meet the ke\ politi- 
cal and policv players and find out 
what their jobs truly entail. 
Garczynski is looking forward to the 
Washington experience and hopes it 
will help hei att.iin her future goals. 
In today's job market, you need prac- experience and connections if 
\o(i want to be employed. Politics and 
government are no exception. The 
Minimestei will eive nu a chance to 
le.irii the goveinnient Ikmii the pros," 
she S.I id I hope that 1 will g.iin pi.ic- 
tical experience and connections ih.ii 
will allow me to get involved m the 
federal government after I graduate." 
The Washington Minimester is not 
an average g<nernment el.iss anil Ihe 
students look forward to miikIi more 
than |ust leaining the h.isu ^ I heir 
(l,i\s and niL'hts \s ill lu lilK d w iili his- 
liii K niiiseunis. toiiis ol ( leoigelown. committee he, nines .nut even 
a D.iv soli!'. ill e.iinr he- 
iwieii the Demoei.itic students ,uul Ihe 
Kepuhlicins 1 he 2.'^th Minimestei wil 
iindoubteiUv be a huge success. 

Page 14 


February 7, 1997 







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Law student holds the crown as Miss Philadelphia 


Staff Reporter 

Being a role nu)dcl is no easy teal. 
Some would say that being a role 
model and a female is even more dil 
ficull. The status oi women in society 
has progressed a long way through- 
out the years, but the fight is not over 
Women continue to get their message 
across despite traditional sociological 

Regina Drummond is one such 
woman. She has taken the idea of the 
stereotypical beauty queen and blown 
it wide open 

A second year Villanova law stu- 
dent, Drummond holds the title of 
reigning Miss Philadelphia in the Miss 
America Pageant system She has the 
honor of not only being the first Miss 
Philadelphia since 1^89, but also the 
first African-American woman to he 
crowned. She sees her experience as 
a way to drive home the point that in- 
telligence and beauty can coexist 

"Beauty doesn't have as much to 
do with it as having intelligence and 
concern for the community and soci- 

ety. (The Miss America pageants] 
want to encourage women lo broaden 
the mind," said Drummond 

Now 24, the talented Drummond 
sang her way to the 19% crown in the 
Miss Philadelphia Pageant, a local 
preliminary to the national Miss 
America Pageant. But it was not only 
her talent which got her that far. Kach 
contestant was also required to pre- 
pare a platform. Drummond focused 
on family preservation and reunifica- 

This platform came from the 24- 
year-old's time spent as a social 
worker in her home state of Maryland. 
Her responsibilities were to make 
monthly visits to the homes of foster 
children to ensure they were receiv- 
ing the proper care and education. 

With this year of experience, 
Drummond built her platform around 
the preservation of the family unit. 
.Specifically, she focused on 
transitioning foster children out of the 
system. "So many children are in the 
foster care system because of a fam- 
ily falling apart. Kids have to adjust 
to the system when their one wish is 

to be back with their real parents," she 

Drummond graduated from the 
University of Virginia with a major in 
fx»litical science and a minor in semi- 
ology. Her next goal is finishing work 
toward her law degree and possibly 
becoming a sports and entertainment 

Before her particif>ation in the Mis,s 
Philadelphia Pageant, Drummond 
started out in four or five other local 
pageants. After winning the Miss 
Philadelphia crown, she went on to 
become second runner up in the Miss 
Pennsylvania state pageant. There she 
performed jazz vocal, singing "My 
Funny Valentine." Other categories 
included a personal interview with the 
judges and on stage questioning as 
well as modeling in a swimsuit and 
an evening gown. 

Drummond did not enter the pag- 
eant with her heart set on winning. The 
experience was her motivation. Since 
the Miss America Pageant system is 
primarily a scholarship organization, 
the idea that she might earn money for 
law school was another reason that 

Former assistant basketball coach 
reflects on his years at Villanova 


Assistant Features Editor 

Villitruna ['nt\crsit\ fw.s ihc di.s 
t met ion of producing very noteworthy 
ulurr\ni. Man\ of these }iraduates of 
the I'niversttv recei\e tremendous 
amounts of press by the University. It 
is interesting to note the number of 
notable African Americans who have 
graduated from the University Over 
the next three weeks, The Villanovan 
will profile some very striking alumni 
who are African-American in order to 
commemorate Black History M(mth. 
(hir first /s former basketball team 
captain and assistant coach. CJeorge 

The athletic department is notable 
for producing graduates of which the 
University can be proud. A simple 
walk into the Jake Nevin Field House 
or the diiPont Pavilion and a glance at 
the championship banners and retired 
jerseys would illustrate that point, 
Tliere are however, the cc^aches - the 
people who guide the players in their 

A native of Washington, D C , 
George H Raveling graduated from 
the University in 1960 During his 
time at the \ 'niversitv, he was a mem 
ber of the basketball team In his se 
nior year, he held the position ot team 

Shortly after his graduation, he 
began his coaching c.ireer ,it his alma 
mater. He recalls this his venture into 
coachine was not .i distinct plan for 
his lite, but remembers it as more ol 
an "accident." During his tenure as an 

unpaid volunteer coaching the mens' 
basketball team, he is credited with 
some significant accomplishments. 

Raveling was an instrumental force 
behind the teams recruitment efforts 
As a coach, he worked one on one 
hosting the recruits, trying to attract 
them to Villanova 's basketball pro- 
gram Noting that he "wanted 
Villanova to do well," coach Ravel- 
ing worked his hardest at bringing 
great recruits to the University Rav- 
eling was an aid in recruiting for other 
sports as well He was an assistant to 
James "Jumbo" hlliot, helping to re- 
cruit track stars for the University as 

It was this basketball recruitment 
activity for which Raveling received 
noteworthy praise He remembers 
when a local journalist likened his re- 
cniitment stvie to the Civil war-period 
Underground Railroad "No predomi- 
nantly white school was actively re- 
cruiting black athletes from the 
South," Raveling commented on his 
efforts to bring African-American bas- 
ketball players to the University. 

Raveling was an a.ssistant coach at 
Villancwa until 1%9. Following that, 
he continued coaching at colleges and 
universities across the country He 
was an assistant basketball coach at 
the University ot Maryland for three 
years He then went on to be the head 
basketball coach at Washington .State 
University and the University of Iowa 

Until IW4, he was the head bas- 
ketball coach .11 the University of 
Southern California During his nine 
years as the head coach. Raveling took 

the opportunity to rebuild the team. In 
his first years, they performed disap- 
pointingly A few years after his ar- 
rival, he continued with his winning 
tradition. By the time he retired, he 
had led the Trojans lo four p<ist-sea- 
son tournaments, including two 
NCAA playoffs. 

He is a two time member of the 
U.S. Olympic Basketball Team's 
coaching staff. It was here that he had 
the opp<irtunity to coach such notable 
players as Patrick Ewing and Michael 
Jordan. In 1994, he was the head 
coach for the U. S. men's basketball 
team competing in the Goodwill 
Games in St. Petersburg,* Ru.ssia. 

Raveling has been a columnist for 
both the Los Angeles Herald-E.xam- 
iner and the Seattle Times. He is the 
author of two books about sport of 
basketball. He has produced an au- 
dio cas.sette entitled "If It Is To Be, 
It's Up To Me" He is also the founder 
of the "Reading with Raveling" pro- 
gram, a reading incentive program 
adopted by the l^>s Angeles Unified 
Sch(X)l District , which involves him 
in th^local .schools. 

Raveling, a self-described avid 
reader, enjoys collecting b(Hiks about 
leadership, humor, sports, and Afri 
can-American history In his collec- 
tion of over .^,(M)()lx>ok.s, some 2(MKK) 
quotes. Raveling has the original notes 
that Martin I.uther King, Jr u.scd for 
his famous '! Have a Dream" speech 
Raveling was a security aide m Wash- 
ington. DC on that day ITie notes 
were given to him by Dr. King after 
the speech 

spurred Drummond to participate. A 
third factor in her decision was her 
involvement with the arts Besides 
being a lifelong singer, she also used 
to be involved with modeling and 
dance, mainly ballet and jazz. 

The reigning Miss Philadelphia 
does not see pageants as the exploita- 
tion or demoralization of women. In- 
stead, .she believes they promote self 
e.steem, self image, and self care, not 
simply fiKusing on outer beauty, but 
inner qualities as well. "It helps you 
to focus on being a three dimensional 
individual and learning to get along 
with people as well as learning to ver- 
balize views on certain issues," said 

Another plus is the friendship and 
comraderie felt among the contestants. 
Drummond pointed out that most 
women who participate do not have 
their sights focused solely on the 
crown. Where there is a chance to win, 
there is a chance to lose. So the women 
look only to gain from the experience. 
"You shouldn't be there just to win. If 
that's all you want to do it for, you 
won't get as much out of it." 

Drummond also expressed her ap- 
preciation to the directors of the Phila- 
delphia pageant. The people who are 
part of the Miss America pageant sys- 
tem are volunteer. They dedicate their 
owrrtime to the system. According to 
Drummond, this only make the expe- 
rience that much more enjoyable 
"The organization allows the contes- 
tants to be appreciated, welct)med and 
embraced by the city of Philadelphia," 
said Drummond. 

This year's Miss Philadelphia pag- 
eant is being held Feb. 15, 1997 at 
Drexel University's Mandell Theater. 
Over $6,000 in college scholarships 
will be awarded. The pageant is an 
official preliminary to the Miss Penn- 
sylvania and Miss America Pageants. 

The pageant is sponsored this year 
by CoreStates. For more information, 
women who are interested should con- 
tact executive director of the Miss 
Philadelphia Scholarship Organiza- 
tion Kevin McAleese at (215) 2.32- 
3222 no later than Feb 10, 1997. 


George Raveling ('60) helped to strengthen the program during his time as 
an Assistant Coach for the Mens' Baslcetbail Team from 1963-69. 

Raveling now lives in I^)s Ange- 
les, C alif., with his wife Dolores He 
is now a basketball consultant for 
Nike, and can also be heard as a bas 
ketball sports analyst for CBS and 
Fox. He has one son, Mark, who 
works at Nike in basketball sports 

Raveling regards his time at 
Villanova as a defining period in his 
life "I believe that as I approach my 
6()s and reflect my four years spent 
at Villanova University were the turn 
around years of my life The thing I 
appreciated most at Villanova was the 
patience and guidance" by the priests 
and the faculty members here He re 
calls with fondness that there was al 
ways "someone to help one under 

stand Itheir) talents, utilizing them 
appreciating the intellectual pursuit 
There was never a more caring insti- 

It is obvious that Mr. Raveling is 
as proud of the University as it is of 
him He was recognized by The 
Villanovan as the ".Senior .Student of 
the Year" in 19W). He has also re- 
ceived the University's Distinguished 
Alumnus and Humanitarian Award in 
1971 In 1991, he was inducted into 
the Villanova University Hall of Fame 

His esteem for the University is 
evident He said that, "I often think, 
" If I had to do it all over again, would 
I pick Villanova University'' and I 
would have to say that, I would still 
pick Villanova University over any 
school in the country" 

Economics professor is awarded Fulbright Scholarship 


Staff RtfHiritr 

Dr. Miron Wolnicki, .in econom- 
ics teacher at Villanova for 15 years, 
recently received a I iilbright .Schol 
arship to teach m Polanil Dr Wolnicki 
will research and teach at the Higher 
Business School National I^xiisUni 
vetsMy (WSB-NI U) in Nowy Sac/, 
Poland. Besides teaching classes in 
macroeconomics and international fi 
nance, he will also be instrumental in 
establishing the University's MHA 

Dr. Wolnicki is a native ot Poland 

and has traveled there frequently since 
he came to the United States fifteen 
years ago In the past, he has advised 
the Secretary for luro{x-an Integration 
and Foreign Assistance and the United 
Nations Development Program, and 
has worked on an umbrella project 
advising and lecturing at the Krakow 
Industrial Society, among other 

During his many trips to Poland, 
he helped to establish the business 
school at NFU, which is one of the 
first private business schools in Po- 
land According to Dr Wolnicki. 
"whal was at first ,i small operation 

has in five years grown and improved 
and is now rated one of the best pri 
vate business schools " 

Ihe faculty at the University con 
sists of a number of American profes 
s(irs and some of the lectures are con 
ducted in l:nglish However, Dr 
Wolnicki will be teaching in his own 
native language because it gives him 
"the advantage of being able to com 
municate American course work in the 
students own language " 

Hie students attending Nil I in Po 
land obtain the equivalent of the 
American Bachelor of Arts m busi 
ness, marketing, accounting, and quite 

recently, media and communi 
cations The school is expanding verv 
fast lliis year's freshman con 
sists of alx>ut 1 ,5(K) students, and there 
are plans to open another campus 

The business school at Nl U has 
been extremely successful Since its 
establishment, ^>0 new schools have 
been established. WSB-NI. U is still 
one the highest ranked business 
schools in Poland, according to 
rankings conducted by a weekly 
magazine that is the equivalent to US 
News ami World Reports. 

I'he President of WSB NI.U also 
wants to organi/e the equivalent to the 

American Assembly of Collegiate 
Schools of Business (AACSB). a self 
generated ranking system which 
would set high standards for business 
sch(M)ls m all of the Central Furopean 

Dr Wolnicki is also preparing a 
textbook on international finance that 
will be ready for use in his cla.sses in 
Poland and will assist the students at 
NFU in acquiring knowledge in this 
area Dr Wolnicki is looking forward 
to his four month stay at WSB- NFU 
and hopes that he will be able to trans- 
fer some of his knowledge to his na 
tivc country 

February 7, 1997 


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Connelly Center 
provides the use of 
informational screens 


Stafj Rt/x/iifr 

Recently there was a new edition 
to the Connelly Center I'hree new 
computers were placed adjacent to the 
front of the candy counter Students 
have passed by wondering exactly 
what they are to be used for. The ma- 
chines are known as the Interactive 
Kiosk Fxperience, commonly referred 
to as IKF. .Sophomore Jen Cauchard 
had the opportunity to try out this new 
system. " I think that it is just another 
way to try to make life at Villanova 
more convenient for the students ' 

Two of the three screens provide 
students with information about vari- 
ous local and national advertisements 
or promotions The middle screen is 
used mainly for Villanova programs. 
At the moment, it is attached to the 
Villanova homepage, but in the future 
It will be hooked up to the Internet for access to .scheduling information 

Director Anthony Alfano stated 
that "the original reason for obtaining 
IKF was because it had the capability 

to print out campus maps." This, how- 
ever, tell through because the owners 
changed the model, which resulted in 
the termination of that design. IKE is 
fully funded by its national advertis- 
ers and Villanova gets to pick and 
choose the promoters that it would like 
to have represent the University. 

When exploring the wonderful 
world of IKE, there are several topics 
that can be chosen. These topics in- 
clude "Mu.sic Machine," "Her World," 
"Travel Tips," "FA Sports," "Maga- 
zine Discounts, " "Columbia," 
"Gamebrain Video Games" and "CcKa 
Cola Reel Fun." It is really easy to ac- 
tivate. All it takes is just a touch of 
the screen. 

Under the title "Music Screen," a 
person is able to listen to music, see 
videos, check out concert dates and 
any other artist information. The types 
of music include jazz, alternative, 
country, pop, rock and R&B New 
music is added each month. 

"Her Wculd" offers tips on beauty, 
fashion, lifestyles, relationships. 

Greek Briefs 

Ihanks for all of the si.sters who came out to support Faster Seals at 
the Dance-a-Thon A huge congratulations goes out to Anna Panganiban 
for chairing the event' Strap on your boots. Alpha Phis, because tomor- 
row is our snow tubing trip! 

Delta Gamma would like to wish good luck to our sister, Ann-Marie 
Ciarciaglino, who is leading an Awaken retreat to Sea Isle, New Jersey 
this weekend Thank you to all of the sisters who came to the Dance-a- 
Thon this weekend 

Alpha Chi had a great time at the Dance-a-Thon last weekend. Spe- 
cial thanks to new member. Heather Ludington. who wore her special 
dancing shoes there We are so proud of our senior, Heidi Fleiss, and all 
that represented us well al the wedding. Congrats to sister, Uiura Weber, 
as her modeling career takes off 

Sigma Alpha I:psilon would like to congratulate Keith Manning, IFC 
president, and Dan McCarey. IFC secretary, on their recent elections to 
the Interfraternity Council Board 

Congratulations to Pi Phis, Melissa Hoyko and Lisa lomas/ewski 
who were recently named to the newest edition of "Who's Who" Also, 
Irish I'.gan was just named co-chair ot the Bigs and Fifties program 
Ihanks to everyone who helped organize the Dance-a-Thon function 

Chi Omega would like t() congratulate those sisters newly electeil to 
chair positions Thanks to Tiz l.eyne for her Executive Board Workshop 
anil toT.imara Wejnert for an awesome Chair Training Workshop Con- 
gratulations to Kim McHugh on being elected as the new Food Manage- 
ment ( hair .ind to everyone who attended the Dance-a-Thon. 

Way to go ADPi' We showed our spirit once again, placing first in the 
Dance a Thon' Thanks again to Steph and Roe. the retreat was .1 lot ot 

Tri-Delta would like to welcome our siblings this weekend I'hanks 
to all that participated in the Dance-a Thon and to Antani for all your 
hard work with Crush 19<>7 We want all of campus to get readv for 
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IKE gives students new interactions and infurmation. 

health and fitness. All of the advice 
comes directly from (Humour Muga 

" Travel Tips" displays a video of 
Jerry Seinfeld promoting the Ameri- 
can Express and Optima cards. "EA 
Spiirt.s" prcwides the latest information 
on all of their new products. "Maga- 
zine Discounts" and "Columbia" provide students with the op- 
portunities to join various magazine 
or music clubs "Gamebrain Video 
(James" allows people to check out 

new video games It even shows the 
graphics of each game it previews. 
■Reel Fun" allows students to sneak- 
a-fx'ak at selected movies and then rate 
what they thought. The movies change 
on a monthly basis. This month, the 
movies include first Strike, (ind 
l.ock'd. Mars Attack, Portrait of a 
Lady and When We Were Kings 

There are also various contests .md 
give-aways through the entire system 
And, if this is not enough entertain- 
ment, there is also a ticker at the top 

of IKE that provides the latest infor- 
mation in news and sports highlights. 
Domenick Versaggi is the master- 
mind behind the addition of these new 
machines to the Connelly Center. "I 
would like students to know that IKE 
IS here and available. It is a really neat 
thing, all you have to do is touch a 
screen to be connected to many unique 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon observes Groundhog 
Day celebration in Punxsutawney 


Sttlff Kfl><<rh> 

'rwet\ty-six Villanov.i stiutents. 24 
ot whom are brothers in .Sigma Alph.i 
l^psilon. Sumlay m.ide a pilgrimage \o 
one of the fastest-growing sites tor 
citllege road-trips, the (iroundhog Day 
festivities in Punxsutawney, Pa Over 
2t),()(K) people attended in the usually 
quiet central Pennsylvania town to 
watch as the guest of honor, 
Punxsutawney Phil, made his 1 Ith ap- 
pearance to foretell the weather. No 
one was prepared for the size of this 
party That could be due to the tac! 
that attendance has more than tripleil 
since 1*M^S Two seniors. Brian ( ".itbol 
and Mike Scarpelli. planned the trip 
and recruited the rest for the |ournev 
( arbol said, "I've been pl.inmng lo g<> 
.ill veai. .md il vsa^ detinitely worth 
the 10 hour tup." 

At the stroke ot midiiighl, Ihe 
group left in a caravan of five cars and 
.1 truck, and headed west. Chris 
C ,isl\man and several other memhcTs 
ot Ihe group had left a few hours early 
[0 gel .1 )ump start i)n the celebration, 
.ind plans were made to meet at 
Gobbler s Knob at .S a.m. Gobbler's 
Knob IS the site of the Groundhog Dav 
ceremonies and is located m a clear- 
ing in the WDods on the side ot a hill 

Signs were posted throughout the 
site say ing "We come for the rat." and 
'The other white meat" waved 111 Ihe 
air. A middle aged couple with caui- 
lio.ird likenesses of Phil on Ihe eiul ot 
two lone poles danced as the massiy e 
speakers ,ii the front of the clearing 
plaved such classics ,is. ■"Shoul," "You 
Shook Me All Night long," and of 
course, "I've Ciot >ou Babe "by Sonny 
,111(1 Cher. Several men in black tux- 
eilos ,uui lop-hats danced upon the 

giant stage while the M. C. constantly 
urged the crowd to "make some 


VJpun ihc stage rested a large rep- 
lica of a stump, behind which was a 
huge ^ipn read. "We /.ove Pun.xy 
I'lul ' .N.itional guardsmen lined Ihe 
aisles to control the crowd and quell 
anv assassination attempts, while state 
p(»lice tornied .111 aiiiieil uu.iid aiound 
the stage .iiui the stuni|i lelevision 
cameras .uui reporters abounded One 
reporter Ironi the Associated Press 
interviewed Villanovan Kevin Mason, 
whose quote, "We he.ird its ragin'," 
ap(xaretl in n.itional newspapers Mon- 
d.iy. including USA Today and The 
New )'ork Times 

Fin.illy, Phil made his appearance 
with his prediction of early spring. 
Those wiiImiii shirts on especially 
appreciated the good news. 

New professor greeted with popularity 


.SlufJ RcporUi 

One of the most interesting and 
colorful professors al this University 
IS the English department's Crystal 
Lucky V 

I'his is only Professor I .uckv^ec- 
ond semester here al Vill.inova, h.iv 
ing previously taught al other respect- 
able .Kademic institutions including 
Ihe University of Pennsylvania and 
in an overseas program in (l( rni.inv 
where she lived (or twn years 

Fucky receiveil her undergraiiu.ile 
degree at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania with a dual majnr in English .md 

She has a m. islet s liegut in Afri- 
can American sttidies from Yale Uni- 
versity and IS .1 doctoral candidate in 
Tnglish from the University of Penn 

l-iickv grew up in WVsi IMul.ulcl 
phia and, la fact, lived tight down llu 
street from Independence Day star. 
Will Smith Hei whole family, incliid 
ing her mothei. who t.iughl Sinilh. 
were go(td friends with the fresh 

As well as teaching on this cam- 
pus, Fucky leads a very fulfilling life. 

She feels two of the most important 
aspects of her life are church and 


I uckv is a minister at her parish in 
1 .irisdown. Pa where her hiisb.nul ol 
seven years is an assistant pastor He- 
sides being a minister at her 
she sings and pl.ivs Ihe organ. 

This Phil.idelphia native is defi- 
nitely a family-oricntated woman 
She enjoys spending lime with her 
mother who lives in West Philadel- 
phia, her brother, who is a well-known 
theater director in Philadelphia, as 
well .IS Ihe rest of her relatives. 

It will not be too long before she 
,111(1 hei husband. Timmv. will have a 
t.imiiv i>t llicii iiwii I'ldlessor liickv 
is expecting her first child m April 

Presently, Professor 1 uckv is 
teaching tw(i different sections in the 
Tnglish dep.trtmeni the literary expe- 
rience and studies in literature, both 
i>t which deal in part with the African 
American short storv Tiickv feels 
tin re :s ,111 inipnrt.iiu ( in hnking lit- 
er. itiire with history She iiuorporates 
Ihe Iwo iillu both ol the sec lions she 

When asked what her teaching phi- 
losophy IS, Fucky res[K)nded, "I try to 
create a safe space for students to ex- 

plore life .ind issues they probably 
haven't explored before." 

Professor I ucky sees a wealth of 
i>pporliiiiity in obtaining a degree in 
Tnglish Sht \ lews it is one of the 
majors N' h,iM hec.uisc ijic skills it 
offers he .ipplied lo .ilmost every 

A degree in English, Lucky said, 
"...makes for sensitive people .md 
people 111. It Ihink Thai is one of the 
best skills a person can have no mat- 
ter what profession Ihev .ire in 

I laving arrived .it Villanov.i )ust last 
semester, the I hiiversity "s first impres- 
sions upon Fucky were, perhaps, what 
impressed her Ihe most She empha- 
sized the sense of s.iKiy \illano\.i 
■ xhibits. 

Having attended, .is well .is taught, 
at the University of PennsyK.mi.i lo- 
cated msiiit the city of Ipln.i, 
she feels a much greater sense 
(. iiriU on Nova soil. 

hill jicrhaps the aspect of 
Vill.inuci this professor likes best is 
th( students. "1 like Ihe students very 
much 1 feel the students here are all 
very polite." 

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Thursday, February 13 is 

Academic Integrity Day 

v^ The Evening Before A Free Showing of the Movie, "Quiz Show," 

in the Connelly Center Cinema on Wednesday, February 12 at 7 
p.m., followed by a discussion led By Dr. Debra Romanick. 

D^ Community Wide Discussion of the Issues and How They Affect ^^YOU © 

c^ Test Your Knowledge of the Rules at the "Integrity Table," 

in the Connelly Center, 11:30-2:30 p.m. and get a free chocolate \ 

c^ Contest for the Motto Best Capturing the Spirit of Academic 

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Send your submissions to "Motto Contest," Dr. John D. Friede, 

Mendel 115, no later than Monday, February 10. 

(This contest is ox>en to all members of the Villanova community, except 
those students and faculty comprising the judging committee. The winners 
will be annotmced following the screening and discussion of "Qjuiz Show.") 

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Pietasters, other bands excite fans at ska show 


A^MSlanl t.nti'itcunmi'iit I diun 

I'he signs were everywhere. "FAI 
SKA," they read. And fat ska there 
was. On Friday, Jan. 31, in the Vill- 
anova Room, doors opened at 8 p m 
to an enthusiastic crowd of many an.x- 
ious ska fans. 

On the bill for the evening were the 
Upstanders, the Skabiazers, both who 
have played Villanova before, and the 
infamous Pietasters. 

Swarms of people filled the area 
and it was approximated that between 
5{K) and 6(K) attendees were at hand 
The man responsible for getting these 
bands and fans together, student John 
Redden, remarked that the show "sur- 
passed his expectations." 

The first band to take the stage was 
the Upstanders, a local band, who im- 
mediately got the crowd rallied up and 
on the dance floor, playing favorites 
like "Numero Uno," "Fits the Bill," 
and "At the Moment," was more than 
enough to get the flmir covered with 
students, young and old, skankin" 

Next up from the Philly area was 
the Skabiazers, who have a sound all 
their own. The lead singer, Brian Pot- 
ash, had so much energy that, together 
with the rest of the band, even die- 
hard fans were gasping for air. The 
band's horn section was excellent and 
fjTovided the brassy sounds of the 
only girl in any of the bands that night, 
Jamie, on trumpet 

The Skahla/ers set consisted ol 

numbers such as "Skankenstcin," "I 
Spy" and even a cover of Rod 
Stewart's "If You I'hink I'm Sexy." 

l^st, but certainly not least, was 
the Pietasters. Being a personal favor- 
ite of many of the fans there, this band 
brought a spectacular close to a high- 
spirited night All the songs played 
were extremely danceable and it was 
inevitable that the floor was to be 
packed once again with kicked-up 
heels and high-flying elbows. 

The Pietasters thoroughly capti- 
vated listeners with tunes like "Girl, 
Take It Easy," "Biblical Sense" and 
"Freak Show " In fact, one often 
caught a glimpse of Brian, lead singer 
of the Skabiazers, running and 
skanking though the crowd, dreads 
flailing behind him. By the end of the 
night, the ska scene had gained a few 
new converts while still enthralling the 
old-school fans. 

Anyone who did not attend defi- 
nitely missed out on stellar perfor- 
mances by all the bands and the genu- 
ine vivacity given off by the crowd. 
Hop>efuIly, with the help of Redden 
and CAT, yet another fun-filled ska 
show will be coming our way soon! 

Before the show, Brian Potash of 
the Skabiazers took time out to answer 
a few questions: 

Do you usually play at universi- 

We play whatever and wherever we 
can. Wc won't turn down shows un- 
less there is a major problem with the 
venue At universities there are a lot 

of kids and good sale svslems. 

Are you going to tone down your 
stage presence because it is a Catho- 
lic university? 

It is!? No, were not a risque band, 
not abusive at all. 

Did you know or have you played 
with any of the other bands before? 

Yeah, the first show we ever did 
was with the Pietasters and we've 
played with them five or six times. 
We've also played with the Upstanders 
before. They are a great up-and- com- 
ing local band. 

Who writes most of the music? 

Everyone works together and ev- 

crvone brings different ideas to tlu' 
music. 1 soMiclmiLs contribute \o the 
horn sections 

What are the hand's influences? 

Everything imaginable' The band 
has varied tastes and we're not trying 
to sound like the typical ska band. Like 
Bryan (the guitarist) says, we listen 
to everything from Neil Diamond to 
King Diamond, Motorhead to IVlo/arl! 

How do you feel about the rise 
of ska in the mainstream? 

1 think it's great. You have to get 
exposed to it somehow. There's al- 
ways going to be music getting bas- 
tardized and the bad stuff will die. But 
everyone has to get into it somehow 

ami to be elitist about it is not worth 
It. Iheic used to be one ska show in 
Philly a year and now there are two oi 
three .1 nionlli I'lial's not >i negative 

Do you have a new CD coming 

We were supposctl Id l)e hack in 
the studio during our September break 
but we lost two saxophone players. So. 
as soon as possible we're looking to 
put out a seven or eight song 
Right now we're just working on the 
merchandise and writing new songs 
The longer we wait, the more betlei 
stuff will get written 

The Pietasters had the crowd dancing the night away at CAT's Fat SKA Show. 

A visual jaunt into the past 


Staff Rfftorttr 

Why did you last leave campus.' 
Was it to go to a fraternity party, or 
did you go to King of Pru.ssia to im- 
merse yourself in culture at the mall' 
If this sounds like your typical week- 
end then maybe you should take the 
short trip into the city 

Ignoring Philadelphia is like throw- 
ing a third of a Villanova education 
out the window. While visitors are 
there they should visit the US 's first 
art museum and art school. The Penn 
sylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

It was founded when Thomas 
Jefferson was president and the nation 
was in its infancy. Here visitors will 

find the Mu.seum of American Art and 
if they have any appreciation for 
American history and art, or just like 
to embrace another time and place 
when the nation was filled with ex- 
plorers, patriots, cowboys, and Mani- 
fest Destiny drove human ambition, 
then they will enjoy this national in- 

Iliere are 13 galleries at the mu- 
seum, each displaying art from a dif- 
ferent era in the artistic historv of 
America The building it.self is a work 
of art modeled in high Victorian 
(iothic architecture, and creates n(»t 
only a grand setting of an antique 
mansion for the paintings and sculp- 
tures but also the spiritual setting of 
an old cathedral. On the first floor 

( haries Wilson Peal's "The Artist and His Mn-seum" (1822) is only one of\Qn.e:;(biMt at The Mnseum of American Art. 

there is a quaint museum cafe and 
across from it is a mu.seum store where 
one can find gifts and cards that fea- 
ture many of the art exhibits 

All 13 galleries are located on the 
second floor. Among these galleries 
are collections of art that range from 
our colonial and federalist years to the 
contersporarv works from the decades 
following WWII 

(Jallery 1 1 is n-served t(»r special 
exhibitions and until April 13 works 
of Mark McCullen will be on display 
McCullen claims that his paintings 
"are about the crisis of meaning and 
about the discovery ot meaning ' 
However, to the viewer they may seem 
to be illustrations of nightmares and 
ghastly forms Some of his paintings 
carry names like "(ihost, " "Big 
Fiones" and "Sphinx." which ,irc ap 
propnale l(u the hnrrdis Ihev m.iv [xn 

Iwci }-><>puiar gailcriis .it the niii 
seum are galleries (■> and '' (iallery (> 
IS titled "Claiming National' Sub- 
jccts: I^ind. War. llistorv.' Here, some 
of the most interesting themes are pre 
sentetl from a time |iist before and 
during the Civil War Art in this gal 
lery unfolds a time when Americans 
looked to the past (ot ;inswers to the 
problems ot the present and used 
themes like the expansion westward 
and Manifest Destiny to remind 
Americans of a lime without inner 

Oallery 9 is titled "A New Ira at 
the Academy." and contains works 
from the IKHOs to the early part of this 
century, many of which are Impres- 
sionist paintings and deal with sub 
jccts that were everyday life in an in- 
creasingly urban society 

The Museum of American Art is 
liKated in the Pennsylvania Academy 
of the Fine Arts on Broad and Cherry 
Streets Hours at the museum are 
Monday through Saturday. 10 am to 
*> p m . and Sundays, 11am to ^ p m 
Admission is $4 "^S tor students with 
1 I) .S'^ ''S for adults and Sun 
days, 3 p.m. to S p.m. 

"Dogs" captivates 


Staff Reporter 

If when one thinks ol tap danc- 
ing, one pictures Fred Astaire in his 
top hat and tails one has not heard 
about "Tap Dogs " "Tap Dogs" is a 
group of six men frc^m Australia who 
take tap dancing into the 9()s. They 
move away from the traditional lap- 
ping apparel and opt lor Ix'vis, I- 
shirts and big clunky work boots with 
extra sturdy laps attached "Tap 
Dogs" has been compared to 
"Stomp," a popular percussion show, 
but instead of using props to make 
music, the dancers rely on their feet 
often with no music or props. The 
show IS 'X) minutes long without an 
intermission, so one can imagine how 
exhausted the perlormers are l)y the 
show s eml 

"lap Dogs " was created by Dein 
Perry, an Aussie native, who wanted 
to create something different than the 
everyday Broadway musical And IS exactly what he did 

"lap Dogs " opens with twenty 
riiiniites of uninterrupted tapping 
without use of music or props The 
rest of the show uses a variety of 
music along with the clever design 
of the set. which the [x-rformers build 
as the show I'he set con 
sists of an indu.strial theme in which 

the performers play construction 
workers. They use power drills 
which ignite huge golden sparks, 
ladders and rope to bring their tap- 
ping to life 

" lap Dogs" makes use of unusual 
ideas for tapping that the audiences 
enjoy. One such prop is water Danc- 
ers tap on water which has been 
poured into a metal container 1 he 
first three rows of the audience were 
supplied with plastic ponchos to 
shield themselves from the splash of 
the water of the violent tapping 
Another prop is a harness that when 
tied to one of the performers sweeps 
him upside down .so he cm l<ip on 
the ceiling of the theater 

A section ot the show is dedi 
cated to an electronic pad phivs 
different mslriiinents wluii pressed 
or tapped on The six nun ireale 
musK with tlu ir tcel .ind tlu imisi 
cal pad 

It one did not see lip l)i>t;s" ,it 

the Merriam Theater in rhiladelphi.i 

last weekend one truly missed out 

The performers will be traveling the 

country for the next month. The next 

time to catch their show will be in 

March when thev arrive in New York 

City lor a long engagement lor 

ticket information, tour dates ,ind 

more information about "Tap Dogs" 

visit their Internet site at 

www.tapdogs com. 

PHoroi HI 1)11 ;/// I in /m/vw 
"lap Dogs" pnividrs a mmlern twist to the traditional dance musical. 

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February 7, 1997 








Picture Perspectives: "Fierce Creatures" 

The cast from "A Fish Called 
Wamla " is reunited in this off-heui 
comedv. John Cleese has been hired 
by an inlernalional corporation to 
turn a profit on a sleepy little zoo m 
England, so he immediately tries la 
capitalize on the violent nature ofilif 
animals. He imposes n "tierce crca 
tures" policy, meaniny, iluii nnh uni 
mah with deadly cluont iciimu \ tun 

Throughout the rest of the movie, 
various animal Acc/xv s make efforts 
to keep the less lethal animals, .lamic 
Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline come on 
the scene as high-powered executives 
eager to turn the zoo into a chain of 
theme parks. 

Curtis and Cleese eventually fall 
in love with the animals and each 
other while Kline looks for ways to 
embezzle money from the newly suc- 
cessful operation 

Cleese compensates 
for annoying Kline 


The movie has its rough spots, but 
John Cleese rescues it. I le is altogether 
endearing, saving what would have 
been a sub-par cast and unsatisfactory 
script. He tns perteclly into his role 
as the phony tough man hired to in- 
still fear in the zoo it is obvious from 

the Ihl'iihiiiil' hi.' has a soil spot 
for llic aiiim,ils. Inii Ins interplay with 
the keepers and corporate ex 
ecutives keeps Ihc piediclabie from 
becoming boring 

lanue Lee Curtis neilhei adds nor 
detracts trom the show, while Michael 
Palin is monotonous and obnoxious 
(maybe that is the point) as the effu- 
sive mscct expert. Kevin Kline plays 
bolt) Rod (the owner) and Vince (the 
son) McCain, but his overly animated 

behavior misses ilie mark as Ins hys- 
terics poorh with itie more 
refined comedv of ("leese. 

1-ortunatelv, the animals play a 
great supporting role as director Rob- 
ert Young avoids the temptation ot 
counting on the cute creatures too 
much. Further, while a lot of the hu- 
mor relies on the scatological and 
sexual, it does not get overwhelmed 
by Its sophomoric elements. Some- 
times the film goes overboard in its 

saliri/mg ot commerciali/alion, but 
Cleese keeps the story rolling toward 
a uenerallv pleasant yarn. 

Kline doubles the 


\"Fierce Creatures" is an all-around 


'Fierce Creatures" reunites "A Fish Called Wanda's" cast to create a comedy adventure. 

en|oyable lilin Iliat has it all: amusing 
and original plot, likable and hilari- 
ous characters, well-delivered jokes 
and some not-so-fierce creatures 

What else can be expected tiom the 
cast and creators of "A Fish Called 
Wanda?" The characters of 'Pierce 
Creatures," with different names and 
roles, retain the characteristics that 
made "Wanda" such a success. Kline 
is selfish and dopey; Curtis is seduc- 
tive and intelligent; Cleese is subser- 
vient and clumsy; and Palin is wordy 
and irritating. Together they comprise 
a once (make that twice) in a lifetime 
cast of the most charming group of 
actors collected on a common screen. 

The most impressive of the cast is 
Kevin Kline, who plays both the char- 
acters of a crude billionaire father who 
plans to be cryogenically frozen until 
there is a cure for whatever ailment 
kills him, and his money-hungry son, 
who steals from the zoo out of des- 
peration for his father's attention and 
inheritance. These masterful perfor- 
mances are the highlights of "Fierce 
Creatures," with Kline's comedic ge- 
nius of this film topping all of his pre- 
vious humorous roles. 

So, if 'Star Wars " is sold out and 
one is debating going home or catch- 
ing another movie, check out "Fierce 
Creatures," tor it is sure to induce 
laughter harder than anv verbal ex- 
change between R2D2 and C-.^PC). 

RATIN(; (out of 10): 9 

Cultural Film Series 
presents "Fargo" 


Staff Reporter 

How can we make brutal mur- 
der palatable on the screen?" This 
seems to be the question pondereii 
by f:than and Joel Coen as they con- 
ceptualized one of their most ac- 
claimed (anil cntici/ed) films, 

Set maiiiK m Brainerd. Minn 
("home ot Paul Hiinvan "). not in 
l*arg(K N.D., as one wdiild expect, 
this \Wb release is supposedly ba.sed 
on an actual series of crimes that oc- 
curred in the .Midwest in l'JS7 (An 
opening title informs us the story 
is "told exactly as it occurred." but it 
ends with a disclaimer that the film 
features no similarity to actual per- 
sons, living or dead.) 

In some ways, "Fargo" is a bleak 
lale. as it deals with morally corrupt 
people involved in r.insom, kidnap 
ping, extortion and cold-bloodetl 
murder. In tact, the film has been 
criticized in some circles for the 
amount of bloodshed and the gory 
iiiit inventive way in which one of the 
corpses is disposed of, but the Coens 
imbue these elements with the quirky 
humor that they are known for, as 

The film presents itself 
IS a genre piece turned 
nside out, or what one 
Titic has referred to, a 

witnessed m Raising An/on. i" and 
"Filood Simple " Somehow Ihe film's 
carnage seems less horrific because 
it IS infused with humor 

I he p.iir also puis a satirical spin 
on crrme, so the film presents itsill 
as a genre piece turned inside out. or 
what one criiu has referred to, with 
tongue-in-cheek, <is "film hlanc 

For example, audicrucs (aiiiiol 

help but laugh when we hear the 
twangy, Midwestern dialect of the 
characters, who pepper their speech 
with idioms like "yah. you betcha" 
and "yer darn tootin"." and witness 
Ihe absurd .intics of "(iods frozen 
people " 

ihe films morally bankrupt char- 
acters have a counterbalance- Marge 
Ciundersen (played by F-rances 
McDormand. veteran of" Blood 
Simple" and Joel Coen's wife), a 
savvy and genial police officer. In ad- 
dition to attempting to solve crimes, 
the very pregnant Marge is simulta- 
neously preparing herself for muni 
nent childbirth. 

However, this rs no female cop 
liattling morning sickness, what 
Marge regurgitates is a sense of hu- 
manity Armed with wit, an innocu- 
ous smile and a strong sense of eth- 
ics. Marge can matter-of-factly poke 
,it bloody corpses or chastise murders 
in the backseat of her cruiser, as well 
,is tend to the "minor" needs of her 
husb.ind, who paints portraits of 

If this film sounds highy eclectic. 
It just might be. However, viewers 
can decide for themselves on Satur- 
day, Feb. S, at 7 p m . or on Sunday, 
Feb. 9, when this film will be shown 
at .1:30 and 7 p rn 

There is also a Monday evening 
screening at 7 p in . which will be- 
gin and end with a lecture/discussion 
given bv notable WHYY film critic, 
Patrick Stoner Mr Stoner pro- 
diued and hosted such program's as 
Micks ' and "(Jiiick Pics," and has 
been with WHYY since 1<)7') Tick- 
ets for any screening are %^ for stu- 
dents with 11). and .$4 for all others. 

lor more information, please call 
x'^nso on weekil.iys between '' a m 
and .S p in 

Next week's cultural film, " Ihirty- 
Two Short films About (ilenn 
(iould." IS directed by the bimous 
Cinadian I lancois (iirard It prom- 
ises to be a must see, and its viewing 
will be followed by speaker Kim 
Cabbard's discussion, titled, "Con- 
stnu Img the Artist Ihirty Two Short 
Stones Atxiiit (ilenn (iould 

Unrequired Reading: Knight's 
" Women of the Beat Generation " 


tditor in Chief 

Up until now. the literary and cul- 
tural movement named the Beat CJen- 
eration has been generally c"haracter- 
ized as a movement of men. It is usu- 
ally the words of men, the works ot 
men and the lives of men that gain the 
majority of the focus. The phrase 
the Beat Cieneratron" conjures up 
images of Jack Kerouac, Allen 
( iinsberg, William Burroughs and like 
minded male figures. Certainly 
men were not alone, but it is very sel- 
dom that the female figures of this 
movement are given proper credit and 
recognition. These women who were 
the wives, the companions, the lovers, 
the inspirations and the friends of 
these men are in essence the lost Beat 

"The Women of the Boat (ienera- 
tion," by Brenda Knight, is a fa.scinat- 
ing anthology of the lives and works 
of the women wh(> were intricate parts 
of the generation Knight has done a 

fabulous job of highlighting 40 differ- 
ent wtmien, giving a detailed profile 
of their life and samples of their work 
where appropriate. The women in- 
cluded range from those who are well 
known such as pciet Diane Hi Prima, 
to the relatively unknown, such as 
Josephine Mills, the poet and profes- 
sor who gave (jinsberg his start. 

Set up in an easy flowing manner. 
Knight has made this collection of 
lives an interesting and enj(wable read. 
By dividing the book into three major 
sections: the Writers, the Artists and 
the Muses, she has successfully sorted 
and organized these formerly un- 
known tales. Each chapter focuses on 
a different woman and gives a fulhic- 
count of her life along with samples 
of her work and memorable photos. 

Laced with anecdotes, rare book 
excerpts and never before published 
poetry, "Women of the Beat Genera- 
tion" opens up a side of the Beat Cien- 
eration where light does not often 
shine. For example, how many people 
know that Joan Vollmer Adams 
Burroughs, the common law wife of 

William Burroughs, served as the in- 
spiration of Allen Ciinsberg's poerrt 
'Howl to Carl" after he had 
a dream about her'.' 

Although each of these wcmien 
ileserves to stand alone as iiidiv idual 
examples of powerful, independent 
women who rose above the rigid ste- 
reotypes of the I'^.SO's, a powerful el- 
ement of unity is appropriately woven 
throughout the entire book Knight 
has beautifully recreated individual 
lives while simultaneously showing 
Ihe strong intertwining vines that have 
connected these women either directly 
or indirectly. It is these connections 
that make the women of the Beat Cjen- 
eration an force of beat history that 
can not be denied 

Complete with an introduction by 
Anne Waldman, an accomplished 
powerful writer and poet, and an af- 
ter word by Ann Charters, "Women 
of the Beat Generation" is a testament 
to the importance of these women. 
Knight has remembered these women 
with reverence and respect that has 
been long overdue. 


Diane DiPHma, Ruth Weis.s, Janine Pnmmy Ve^a, Hettie .Innes, Anne Waldman, Mary Fabilli, and Carolyn 
Cas.sady are all women of the Beat (ieneration. 

February 7, 1997 


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Eating on the Main Line 


Entertainment Editor 

If you do not look carefully, you 
might miss it. However, the next time 
you are walking down l^ncaster Av- 
enue and smell the faint aroma of fresh 
basil and tomatoes, stop and look to 
the left. Tucked between Grillers take- 
out and Boston Chicken, you will find 
Pa.sta Milani, a small cafe-style res- 
taurant famous for its homemade pa.sta 
and freshly made sauces. 

Pasta Milani is often overlooked in 
the race to find a good meal on the 
Main Line. The restaurant's incon- 
spicuous location is probably to blame 
for this fact; however, recently. Pasta 
Milani has been gaining popularity 
among old-timers and students alike. 

Pasta Milani 's main attraction is its 
wide variety of entrees. For example, 
customers can choose from among 18 
types of pasta and 10 sauces. Regular 
cuts of pasta include capellini, spa- 
ghetti, linguine, fettuccine, choles- 
terol-free spaghetti and penne. For an 
extra $.50 to a single dish or $1 .25 to 
a family-size entree, cu.stomers can 
also enjoy special pastas, such as spin- 
ach linguine, spinach fettuccine, 
whole wheat fettuccine and tomato 
fettuccine. Finally, Pasta Milani also 
offers stuffed pastas, like cheese 
ravioli, spinach and cheese ravioli. 

cheese tortellini, meat tortellini, po- 
tato gnocchi and the featured ravioli 
of the month. 

Moving on to their delicious home- 
made sauces, the restaurant offers a 
mild marinara (tomatoes, fresh basil 
and garlic), aglio and olio (garlic, pars- 
ley and romano cheese), bolognese 
(classic Italian meat sauce), pesto, 
meatball and sausage, tomato-basil 
rose, fresh clam and alfredo (cream, 
butter and parmesan cheese). 

In addition to these classics. Pasta 
Milani features freshly baked lasagne 
and shrimp with marinara sauce. 

Many of the restaurant's dishes 
meet Jefferson Health System's Din- 
ing With Heart program's require- 
ments for fat and sodium; they can 
also be ordered in three sizes: lunch, 
dinner and family. Lunch entrees are 
served from 1 1 a.m. to 4 p.m., and run 
an average price of $5.30. 

Dinner sizes, on the other hand, are 
offered between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. 
daily and cost about $6.30 per dish. 
Finally, and most conveniently. Pasta 
Milani offers family size dinners that 
feed between four and five people. 
These dishes are offered through take- 
out only, and their average price is 

Not only is Pasta Milani a great 
place for dinner, but it also has all the 
makings of a great Italian deli. Cus- 

tomers can from a wide selec- 
tion of cold pasta salads, chicken plat- 
ters and salads, as well. Sandwiches 
arc available from 11 a.m. to 4 pin 
daily, and are served on Cacia's brick 
oven-baked Italian bread with fresh 

Sandwich choices include 
melanzana (grilled, marinated egg- 
plant and roasted peppers), polio alia 
griglia (grilled chicken breast, fresh 
mozzarella, lettuce and tomatoes) and 
the classic caprese (fresh mozzarella, 
tomatoes and fresh basil drizzled with 
olive oil). Average sandwich prices run 
about $5.50. 

Finally, Pasta Milani's dessert se- 
lection is endless, and includes as- 
sorted cakes, pies, cookies, biscotti, 
coffee and cappuccino. 

Is your stomach rumbling yet? As 
if the restaurant's extensive menu and 
reasonable prices were not enough, 
Pasta Milani aTso accept.s the popular 
Student Advantage Card, which al- 
lows students a generous 15 percent 
discount off many food items. 

Pasta Milani is located at 61 W. 
Lanca-ster Ave. in Ardmore. 

It is open Monday through Friday 
from 1 1 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 
4-9 p.m. and Sunday from 4-8 p.m. 
Call (610) 896-4364 for more infor- 

MMW's latest is essential 


Staff Reporter 

It is rare that .students have enough 
money to actually purchase a new CD, 
so they usually put some thought into 
their choice before getting lost some- 
where between A and Z in that maze 
many people call Borders. Medeski, 
Martin and Wood's album. Shack- 
man, is a piece worthy of even the 
most critical collection. 

Medeski, Martin and Wood's mu- 
sic is like no other. These highly tal- 
ented musicians blend funk, pop and 
fusion jazz into an intoxicating sound 
that grooves. MMW is an all instru- 
mental band. Their music contains 
variety in tempo, thick bass lines, 
rhythmic percussion and a searing or- 
gan by John Medeski. MMW offer a 
range of tight tracks that will get any 
Villanova Saturday night started. 

John Medeski, the leader of the 

trio, is a master at the organ, piarfo, 
Hammond B-3 and other various rela- 
tives. Medeski performed on almost 
every cut on the soundtrack for the 
recent movie, "Get Shorty." He also 
has played with Phish's lead singer 
Trey Anastasio, on the album. Surren- 
der to the Air 

Billy Martin, the percussionist, is 
a freelance artist work can be 
seen on the cover of MMW's album. 
Martin, whose eccentricities include 
playing a rack of "bones" also has his 
own art galleries. Chris Wood, the 
bassist, prides himself with a stand- 
up, acoustic bass. Similar to the great 
Jimmy Page of Led Zepplin fame, 
Wcx)d has been known to use a violin 
bow to achieve a wide range" of 

To fully appreciate MMW's musi- 
cal expertise, one must see them live. 
Although they do not frequent the 
Main Line nearly as often as the ever 

so sweet Love .Seed Mama Ju^^p. an 
MMW show would quickly sell 
out to their faithful following. Their 
shows are creatively improvisational 
and contain jams that tastefully merge 
with one another. A few tunes that 
would have to be included on this 
reviewer's Jeff's PicLs Volume I in- 
clude, "Is There Anybody Here That 
Loves My Jesus," "Bubblehouse" and 
"Spy Kiss." This band contains a 
musical synergy that most artists can 
only dream of. 

With renewed appreciation for CD 
collections. Shack-man would make 
a great addition to anyone's list. 

In the age of musically incompe- 
tent, one hit wonders, anyone who 
appreciates true musicians will love 
MMW. In the words of a leading 
musical authority, Jeff Welker, 
Medeski, Martin, and Wood will, 
"blow you away, I swear to God!" 

" Star Wars " back on screen 


Staff Reporters 

Revolution Tlie F.mpire versus the 
rebels. Droids with stolen plans. Ilie 
force versus the dark side "Star Wars" 
is the epic story of humanity's innate 
desire for freedom Ilie ultimate con 
quest of good over evil The film that 
changed the motion picture industry 

"Star Wars," CJeorge Lucas' first 
film, which grossed over $4 billion, 
was re-relea.sed this past Friday to sell 
out crowds across the stales This 
weekend alone the film grossed $3() 

Generations of fans flocked to the- 
aters to see the first installment of this 
monster three piece epic In re-rclcas- 
ing the trilogy, I .ucas unites three gen 
erations of viewers: the original mov 
iegoers who have not .seen the film in 
20 years, the video tapchcads who 
have seen the movie more times than 

God but were dying to .see it on the 
big screen, and the youthful virgins 
who got their first glimpse of this his- 
toric masterpiece. 

T-Bone- Ihe anticipation for the 
new scenes and improved audio and 
visual effects are high and show to be 
impressive. Yet. it is the pure adrena- 
line rush of seeing the film in its en- 
tirety on the big screen which gives 
viewers the true high It is awesome 
Go see it 

The Thrill ll was cool and all to 
see "Star Wars' on the big screen, but 
do not anticipate too much The new 
scene with Han Solo and Jabba the 
Hut IS excellent and gives more clo- 
sure to the movie, but it only lasts a 
few minutes. 

There are a few new monsters, en- 
hanced explosions and the Sony Digi- 
tal Surround Sound all of which give 
the movie a little kick but these small 
improvements will not kmK'k you off 
your seat It is sort of like going on a 
really g(M)d roller coaster for the sec- 

ond time in 'he same day. It is fun, but 
nobody gets sick the second time 
around. Go see it if you want to see 
".Star Wars" the way it was intended. 
I am glad I did, but do not expect ma- 
jor changes because there are not any 




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February 7, 1997 






T A 1 



E N T 

New techno masterpiece 


Staff Hijuiiui 

As human beings most of us have 
roughlv 206 bones in our bodies. We 
alst) have lungs that inhale and exhale 
air, a heart that pumps blood and a 
brain that interprets the outside world 
ihiough various receptors such as 
eyes, ears, noses, skin and taste buds 
The only maintenanee required to 
keep this machinery in operation is 
simple; supply with food, supply with 
water and give it time to rest f-or Ri- 
chard I). James there is one additional 
requirement; make music 

James has recorded huiidieds ol 
songs under his alias Aphex Ivvm, as 
well as his other \ arious [iseudoiivms 
I, lines" extensive discographv in- 
cludes titles under at least seven dit- 
ferent names, and spans the last \1 
years. James has contributed lo ovei 
40 compilations, and has workeil with 
artists such as Meat Beat Manitesto, 
Saint htiene. Nine inch Nails and 
I'hiilip (ilass. To say that Richard D 
James is driven is to make a colossal 

understatement James needs to cre- 
ate his music. While the rest i>f us ex- 
ist on pizza, sandwiches and the oc- 
casional vegetable, Richard IJ James 
has been on a steady diet of chunky, 
buzzing rhythms and electronic melo- 

Aphex I win's newest menu offer- 
ing is entitled Ruhurd I) James 1 he 
album is an addition to the ever-ex- 
panding meal plan that began with 
Aphex "s early more stripped-down 
minimalist works. If James" early 
work could be likened to a chefs salad, 
<iiid his 1W5 release / i arc Because 
Ydu Care, could be likened to an ex- 
quisite dinner at a fancy restaurant, 
then the new album can only be de- 
scribed as going lo laco Bell, and a 
Sushi bcU 111 one night and ordering 
evervlhing I'he reasoning behind such 
an odd metaphor is that the album is 
so unconventional. Richard D. James 
breaks many boundaries and stereo- 
types of the largely dance-intluenced 
genre of techno music, 

Richard D. James goes where he 
has not gone before. On / Care Be- 

Richard D. James cooks up another vi.sionary delight on his latest self- 
titled album. 

cause You Care, James laid down a 
jangle of quirky noise over smooth 
soothing beats reminiscent of Tricky 
or Portisehead. On the new album, 
Aphex Twin goes further into uncx 
plored territory. One obvious standout 
is the third track, "Peek K24545201 " 
This track sounds like an answering 
machine and a rusty bed frame fight- 
ing on a cliff overk)oking the (Kean. 
The contrast between the softer more 
melodic ambient sounds, and the abra- 
sive tumult of strange noise comes to 
a whirring halt at the end of the track, 
but similar conflicts arise on many of 
the disk's other 14 offerings. 

Most of the tracks are without vo- 
cals, but "To Cure a Weakling Child, " 
the album's sixth track, combines ee- 
rie looped samples of a di.storted voice 
with a bright sound scape of synth 
melody. Another upbeat composition 
is the classical-like "Girl/boy song,"' 
which is remixed twice on the album 
in addition to the original version. 
Other more ear-friendly tunes such as 
"Milkman," are interspersed with in- 
dustrial noise symphonies like the 
pounding confrontational "inkeys" 

Everyone who has already expe- 
rienced Aphex Twin, will find another 
solid masterpiece from the electron- 
ics school drop-out Richard James. It 
may be what you expect, but it is still 
full of surprises. To newcomers, the 
album may seem imposing, even 
threatening at first 

My suggestion is, if one is inter- 
ested in hearing something truly origi- 
nal and ground breaking, whether fa- 
miliar with the techno genre or not, 
pick up this album and give it a listen. 
A couple of spins in the old compact 
disk player, while typing a paper, or 
wasting hours surfing the net, will 
bring listeners around. Whether one 
Joves Aphex Twin or hates him, after 
listening to Richard D. James, one 
cannot ignore him. 

Danzig rocks the 
Electric Factory 


Staff ReporltT 

Danzig hit the stage at the Elec- 
tric Factory recently as part of a 
three-act bill that also included 
Powerman .SOOO and Electric 
Hellfire Club. Glenn Danzig, the 
main attraction at the Factory that 
night, provided his audience with an 
energetic live performance. After 
spending nearly 20 years in the mu- 
sic business, Danzig has come to 
know what his audience wants and 
without fail he gives it to them. 

As for Danzig's two opening acts, 
not much can be said except "where 
are the earplugs?" Powerman 5000 
is coming out with an album at the 
end of this month. Listeners should 
not waste their money unless their 
idea of talent is Marky Marc meets 
Rage Against the Machine. 

Electric Hellfire Club was worse 
yet. Although what the performer 
sang was audible, the words were not 
even worth a listen. Even the group 
was able to see their effect on the 
audience as the crowd made obscene 
gestures to motion this band off 

Finally, the entertainer of the 
night walked out on stage. The 
crowd went wild as Danzig opened 
with "Mother," a hit from their \^)9^ 
album Thra 1 1 -demons weatli ve . 
From that moment on, the concert 
rocked the Factory with incredible 
instrumenlals and thrashing lyrics. 

The frenzy continued with the 
mosh-pit as audience members 
pounded and pummeled one another. 

tossing each other into the air. The 
room shook with excitement as 
Danzig played songs from their fifth 
and most recent album 
Blackacidevil, relea.sed last fall. 

The laser lights electrified the 
Factory. Ihe lowering amplifiers 
shook the rcK>m from wall to wall 
I'hose up front could feel the per- 

Both the top and 

bottom floors were 

crammed with people, 

anywhere between 10 

and 40 years old, 

enjoying the dark 

overtones of the band. 

cussion penetrate their chests. Ihe 
crowd sang along with the perform- 
ers as Danzig stood on the edge of 
the stage reaching out to their fans. 

The audience at the Electric Fac- 
tory that night was large and di- 
verse. Both the top and bottom 
lloors were crammed with people, 
anywhere between 10 and 40 years 
old, enjoying the dark overtones of 
the band. 

When the music stopped and the 
group walked off stage ending their 
performance for the night, the 
crowd cheered for more. Within 
minutes, Danzig reappeared on 
stage to give their fans a four-song 
encore. The effect was tremendous. 

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1997 BELLE AIR YEARBOOK!!!!!!!!! 

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Take the check and the information to 214 Dougherty Hall 

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Send a chain e-mail to all your friends demanding that 

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Any questions? Contact the Belle Air Yearbook Office at 519-7240. 

February?, 1997 


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Fab Five is the team to beat 


Assistant Sports Editor 

When a porsdri thinks of Intramu- 
ral Basketball the lust team that usu- 
ally comes to mind is the lab Five. 
For the past three years it has continu- 
ally been atop the rankings, l^ist year 
it won the "A" league championship 

While tlie name has been around 
for three years, this year's team has 
taken on a new look. Brian Finneran 
was one of the original members of 
Fab Five, but a knee injury suffered 
during the lootball season will keep 
him out of action all season. The team 
also lost another player when he trans- 
ferred. Despite the losses. Fab Five 
is still the team to beat. 

Returning players for the team in- 
clude forwards Brad Finneran and 
Regis White and guard Shannon Riley 
Newcomers Deon Jackson and C.J. 
Leeds round out the roster at guard and 

Some people may be surprised to 
know that the team has only five play- 
ers, but the players like it better that 

"It's nice not having to come out 
of the game," commented Finneran. 
"We play a lot, dont have to worry 
about substituting and it allows us to 
get into the flow of the game." 

T he only worry for the team is what 
would happen if someone were to get 
hurt The players try not to worry 
about It and just go out and play. The 
fact that all the players are football 
players also helps because they are 
already in good shape physically. 

I'he I ab Five usually tires out the 
other team. So far this season, they 
have shown no signs of fatigue. In its 
last game lab live beat Swamp Drag- 

ons 121-44 White led the team, 
OUtscoring the Dragons by \1 with a 
56 point effort Finneran followed 
with .^1 

"Tonight the chenuslry was there," 
said White "1 had the hot hand and 
my teammates did a good job of feed- 
ing me the ball." 

The game was complete domina- 
tion as the 2-2-1 press worked well, 
forcing 2."^ turnovers. 

This game was much like the first 
two for Fab Five With a win over 
DIA, S7-4.'S, and Flaying with Fire, U)- 
M, Fab Five has streaked to a 3-U 

TTieir average margin of victory so 
far this season has been 47 points a 
game, while opponents are only av- 
eraging 42 points a game I'he final 
test comes against No 7 Julius on Feb. 


Another formidable opponent in 
this year's "A" league is I'he Force 

I'he team is made up of all seniors. 

but this is their first season playing 
together. The Force currently has a 
3-U record and the No. 5 ranking I'he 
team is awaiting its final regular sea 
son match-up with No. 10 Wolfpack 

Captain Mike Rusnack is confi- 
dent in his teams chances, "If we play 
well we will win by 30." 

The Force likes to play a man to 
man defense while applying half court 
pressure Having played well early, 
I'he Force could be a force to be reck- 
oned with in the playoffs. 

Other top 10 action saw No. 6 
Jennie struggle early against Hard 
Corr I . Jennie was out of sync early 
and Hard Corr 1 could not miss. 
Jennie trailed by as many as nine in 
the early-going but stormed back in 
the second half to claim the victorv, 

With several big games coming up 
and the playoffs about to start, it will 
be very interesting to see if anyone 
can beat the Fab Five. 

The Villanovan sports staff 
apologizes for the lack of swim- 
ming coverage this week. 
Coverage will return next week 
with details on both teams' meets 
at Penn State. 

SoMt UV oM 

The Villanovan 's 

Intramural Basketball 
Top 10 


1. Fab Five 1 3-0 

The defending champs retain the top sput after they massacred the 
Swamp Dragons, 121-44. 

2. The Show 2 2-0 

Beat Young Guns 100-46, but the game goes into the books as a forfeit 
because of the Young Guns' use of ineligible players. 

3. Unholy Alliance 3 3-0 

Idle this past week. Will finish up with a game against the (>reen Hor- 

4. The Divided T's 4 3-0 
Exlged LXA, 49-48, to keep their record unblemished. 

5. The Force 5 3-0 

Idle this past week. Will duel Nq. 10 Wolfpack in what has the poten- 
tial to be the best game of the regular season. 

6. Jennie 6 3-0 
Struggled against Hard Corr 1, but prevailed, 54-48. 

7. Julius 7 3-0 

Didn't get burned when they faced Playing With Fire as they won, 48- 
28. They are now prepared to head into a buzzsaw when they take on 
No. 1 Fab Five. Does anyone think they have a chance? 

8. Hava Ice 8 ^ 3-0 
Beat NWO in a tight game, 66-58. 

9. Marys Kids 9 3-0 
Let Hard Corr give them a game, but still won, 52-49. 

10. Wolfpack 10 3-0 

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Davis, Sullivan lead resting 
Cats in Virginia, New York 


Krestena Sullivan qualified provisionally for the NCAA Championships. 


AsMslanl Sfioils I dilor 

The women's track and field team 
sent athletes to meets in New York and 
Virginia on Feb. 1 and Delaware on 
Feb. 1 and 2. Despite competing in 
three different meets. Nova rested 
several of its top performers 

"Our intention was to split the team 
up and take our athletes to places that 
we thought would benefit them," said 
Head Coach John Marshall. 

Marshall was pleased with his 
team's performance at the Terrier 
Classic on Jan. 24-25, so he saw this 
as an opportunity to rest Kristine Jost, 
Carrie Tollefson and Melanie Sklepko. 
Despite not running at full strength, 
'Nova still had an impressive show- 
ing with two NCAA provisional 
qualifiers and three ECAC qualifiers. 

Leading the way for the Cats were 
senior Krestena Sullivan and junior 
Kia Davis. Sullivan was the lone Vil- 
lanova representative at the Chase 
Challenge Invitational in New York. 
Running in just her second meet of the 
season, Sullivan made her presence 

tell, tmisliing second in tin.- s(M iiii \\ iih 
an NCAA piov qiialitv ing 
mark ot 2 Id 

At the Patriot (iames tieUI at 
(jcorge Mason University in fairtax, 
Va , Davis ran excellent times in two 
events. In the S.Sm Davis crossed the 
line in 7.22, an HCAC qualifying time, 
and captured first place in the 35m 
high hurdles with an NCAA provi- 
sional qualifying time of 7.83. 

"Right now Kia is one of the top 
sprinters and hurdlers in the confer- 
ence," noted Marshall "For her to he 
coming along the way she is at this 
time of the season is credit to the et 
tort she has put in all year." 

'Nova had two other FX'AC quali- 
fiers at the Patriot (James, both in the 
4(M)m. Senior Kesha Walley, who has 
come on strong after missing the sec- 
ond meet with a quad strain, and 
Leashia Rahr finished second and 
third, respectively. Walley ran a 55.90, 
while Rahr clocked in at 56.73 
Rounding out the field of competitors 
for the Cats were junior Chantell 
Parks (tenth in the 4()()m), senior 
Kristina Schrier (sixth in the high 

IceCats trounced twice by Alabama-Birmi 

iuin[)). siiplioinoic Katie Blackett 
(seventh in the Iiiple iiimp) .iiul juii 
ior Jaiuelie Mallliews (11th in ttie 
tuple |ump) 

I he final venue for the Cats was 
the Delaware Invitational. Compet- 
ing for 'Nova were a couple of.fresh- 
man walk-ons, Anne Mielnik and Sa- 
rah Hunt. Mielnik took tilth place in 
the shot put (3S feel, 4 inches) and 
eigth place in the weight throw (3S 
feet, 2 inches). Hunt finished in 13th 
place (33 feet, 7 inches) and tenth 
place (36 feet, 5 inches) in the same 
two events. Marshall anticipates thai 
both athletes with be contributors al 
the conference level with a year or two 
of experience. 

With just one meet left before the 
Big East Championships, Marshall is 
pleased with his teams performance. 
During the past month, the team has 
shown significant progress and an 
ability to overcome injuries. The team 
seems to be coming together at just 
the right time. 

"Everyone is active and anxious for 
the conference meet," noted Marshall. 

The Cats are in action this Satur- 
day at tj^ Butler Invu^ational 



Assistant Sports Editor 

The IceCats knew it would be a 
tough two game series with Alabama- 
Huntsville. Alabama may not seem 
like the name or the place for a h(Kkey 
powerhouse, but it is. Alabama is the 
defending Division !i National Cham- 
pions and the current No.l team in 
Divison II h(x:key with a record of 1 7- 
3. This would be a tough assignment 
for any team. 

TTie Cats came out fighting in the 
first game, allowing only one first pe- 
riod goal. This would not be enough, 
however, as Alabama scored four 
goals in each of the next two periods 
to take a 9-0 victory. It is obvious 
that it is often hard to find a positive 
in a game like this, but goalie Mark 
Ginsburg's performance was note- 
worthy. One may point to the score 
and say he gave up nine goals, but he 
also faced 72 shots. To be able to turn 
away 62 shots is still impressive 

The seccmd game went much the 
same as the first with Alabama taking 
the lead in the first and holding onto 
it Villanova would not be shutout this 
game though. In the third period Steve 
Moglein scored for the Cats. 

Moglein scored on a broken plav 
when he was forechecking his oppo 
nents and two Alabama players be- 

came confused. Moglein was able to 
beat them to the puck and sneak the 
shot past the goalie from 15 feet with 
a shot. In the end it was not 
enough as Alabama pulled away to 
win 14-1, dropping the Cats record to 

It was obvious that the IceCats 
were playing a better team, but they 
did not help themselves. Several 
times Alabama was given power play 
opportunities. For the weekend Ala- 
bama was able to capitalize on 7-of- 
18 power play opportunities, while 
the Cats could not take advantage of 
any of theirs. 

"Even though we were over- 
matched and outmanned we never 
quit," commented senior Mike Fan- 
ning. "In both games we played hard 
and never gave up." 

While the score may not indicate 
it, the Cats really were able to play 
well as a team. For the first time all 
year they went hard and played to- 
gether the entire game. The IceCats 
can these two games as a learning 
experience as they prepare for the rest 


the season. 

rhe team had a big game against 
Penn State on Wednesday, but results 
were unavailable at press time The 
team will be back at the Skatium in 
llavertown to face conference rival 
Sacred Heart on Sunday. 

I'he ke( als have been struggling to win games lately: they have yet to record a victory 
will look to get hack into the win column against Sacred Heart on Sunday. 

riioiii m kARAi.Roui Ki 
this calendar year. Thev 

ihe Villanovan' s 

Athletes of the Week 



Jason Lawson 


Kia Davis 


Irack and liekl 

Jason filled up the slat 



Kia had an outstanding 

sheet in grand style against 

■ I^^^H^^^^^^HBm^^* ■ 

day at the Patriot Games at 

West Virginia with a career- 


George Mason. She quali- 

high-tying eight blocks, 12 


fied provisionally for the 

rebounds and 15 points. He 

NCAA Championships with 

was also unstoppable in the 

a 7. S3 clocking in the 55m 

Cats' win versus Syracuse, 

high hurdles and qualified 

netting 17 points on 5 -of -7 

for the ECAC Champion- 


ships in the 55m with a time 

of 7.22. 

More racers qualify 


Siaff Hrpnrlcrs 

On Feb. 1 Ihe men s track ,iiul tield 
team (larticipated in both the Patriot 
Games and the Chase Challenge Invi 
lalional live members of the team 
participated in the Patriot (iames, 
which were hosted In (ieorge Mason 
Dmversitv in Fairtax. Va Ihe Chase 
Challenge Invitational, held ,it Ihe 
newly opened Sports Center at 
Chelsea Piers in New York, NY had 
eight athletes representing Villanova 
Among the top performers for the 
Cats was Kareem Archer, who led 
Villanova with an N( AA provisional 
mark of 7 V) in the SSni high hurdles. 
Archer w.ts our standout iiuli 
vidual," said A.ssistant ( oach Anthonv 
Williams "He performed as expected 
We expected him to improve ,ind he 
did He's versatile and consistent. 

That's going to continue "' 

Other strong perform. inccs came in 

the trtple )ump with Jermaine Deans 

[ilacing third with ,i mark of 4.S feel. 

I 75 inches. This (jiialitied Dc. ins tdt 

the l( '4A Championships 

While five athletes ueie (.(unpel- 
ing in Virginia, Ihe other Wildcats 
were enjoying a less competili\ e meet 
at New York's new Sports Center 

"ITie Chase Challenge Invitational 
was used as a Ir.iining meet." Head 
Coach John Marshall said It was a 
meet to give (Hii athletes an i>|ip()rlu 
nitv i>l r, icing to sta\ in tune ii\er Ihe 
weekend I here was nothing, it slake " 

Despite the lack ol com[X'tition. the 
( ,its slill ran strong Ireshmen 
Maulan Myron and Cory Smith <ind 
sophomore Brock Butler all ran I( 4A 
qualifying marks Smith placed 
fourth in the mile with a 4:16. 

"Cory Smith had a great break- 
through in the mile It was a good 
meet for him," commented Marshall 
We hope to keep the momentum go 
mg into the Big Itast Championships." 
The Wildcats will be back in ac- 
tion Saturday .it the Butler Invit.itional 
in Indianapolis, Ii\d M.irsh.dl says 
these next weeks will be in prepara- 
Iron tor the Big I .ist ( h.impionships 
which will be held on Feb. I5-1() at 
the ( '.irner 1 )oinc in Syracuse. 



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bruarv 7, 1997 







Siniii) ( \tluiunist 

J^ 'Nova's season begins 

N^^ on Sunday. Eticclivcly, 
the lirst 22 games ot this 
season were just prepara- 
Etion li)r the battle of the 
Wikicats when Villanova 
R travels to Rupp Arena to 
take on the defending na- 
tional champions. 
Now I know this column 
hasn't been loo appreciative of 
the Cats' play thus far this sea- 
st)n, but what can I say? I was 
swept up in the preseason hype. 
When I looked at the schedule at 
the beginning of the season, I 
thought Kentucky was going to 
be our only challenge. My ex- 
pectations were too high, and 1 
was uiniecessarily disappointed. 
1 resigned myself to the possibil- 
ity that nothing was going to 
come of this season. 

But then I saw something dur- 
ing the sectmd half ot the West 
Virginia game. We actually 
started to play as a team. For a 
brief moment we didn't look like 
a confused collection of individu- 
als. Instead, everyone was mak- 
ing his cut and hitting the open 
man (How pretty was it when 
Rafal "Magic" Bigus hit 
C'elestand with that bounce 

It's that kind of team play 
we're going to need to beat Ken- 
tucky. That's right; 1 believe 
we're going to beat UK. It's not 
going to be easy mind you, but 
we can do it. As was proved this 
week, the Wildcats of the South- 
east are beatable. 

But we must play a smart 
game. First off, everyone in the 
world knows what Kentucky is 
going to do— press, press, press. 
Pressing is Pitino's mantra, and 
it's a particularly useful tool 
against us. Throughout this year, 
when opponents have pressed us, 
'Nova has looked confused and 
frightened. If Kentucky .smells 
that kind of fear on us on Sun- 
day, it's all over. 

One tactical move that would 
help against this pressure is to use 
Tim Thomas as the pivot at cen- 
ter court. Thus far this year, 
'Nova's press break has sent TTio- 
mas down to the other end of the 
court, effectively removing him 
from the situation. This is just 
plain foolish. Given his size and 
incredible ballhandling skills, 
putting him in the middle is a no- 
brainer. A scheme relying on 
rhomas m the middle and Will- 
iams and Celestand in the back 
will neutralize Kentucky's pres- 

On defense, the Cats had bet- 
ter get b.ick lo [uotect the rack. 
I or much of the game against 
West Virgmia, the Mountaineers 
looked as though they were get- 
ting dunks every time down the 
court because they kept beating 
our pressure before any of our 
guys had a chance to gel back. If 
this happened against WVIJ, 
Kentucky is likely to have a field 

Player for player we have the 
talent to take Kentucky, no ques- 
tion. Now we need to show that 
talent can work together as a 

Big East Week in Review 


Slitjj Ki-pitrU-r 

BIG 7 * 

PROVIDHNCE (16-5, 7-3 Big Hast) 
Providence has won five straight 
games, including two conference 
battles last week against Connecticut 
and Boston College. On Jan. 29, Der- 
rick Brown p(»sted a career-high .M 
points and collected 10 rebounds to 
lead the Friars past UConn, 62-47 
Austin Ooshere added 16 points and 
started a 12-2 run in the second half 
that put Providence ahead to stay. 
Croshere led the team on Feb. 1 with 
25 points, including five three point- 
ers, as Providence overcame a slow 
start to take out Boston College, 83- 
71. Derrick Brown added 21 points 
and 1 1 rebounds for the Friars. 

MIAMI ( 12-6. (v4) 

Fast week, the Hurricanes suffered 
a loss to Rutgers by a matter of inches, 
lini James hit an apparent game-ty- 
ing three pointer at the buzzer Sun- 
day, but referee Tim Higgins ruled that 
his foot was on the line, leaving Mi- 
ami on the short end of a 60-59 score. 
Miami trailed by 13 points with nine 
minutes to go, but they climbed back 
into the contest with a 19-5 run to set 
up the dramatic finish. Clifton Clark 
led the Hurricanes with 21 points as 
their four-game winning streak came 
to an end. 

GFORCjETOWN (14-7, 7-6) 

Head Coach John Thompson's 
squad squeaked out two road wins in 
the conference last week over St. 
John's and Connecticut. Big East 
scoring leader Victor Page hit his first 
shot of the game with 2.6 seconds lo 
play to hold off the Red Storm at 
Madison Square Garden on Feb. I. 
Freshman guard Ed Sheftey scored 21 
points for the Hoyas. On Feb. 3, Page 
did it again with a three pointer in the 
final two minutes that sealed a 52-51 
victory over Connecticut. Page 
scored 1 1 of his 15 points in the final 
10 minutes and Boubacar Aw added 
10 f>oints in the victory. 

strong fashion with a 7-1 Big East 
record but have now dropped three 
straight, including two double-digit 
losses last week. 

Boston College traveled to 
Morgantown, W. V. on Jan. 28 to take 
on a much improved Mountaineer 
team, and the Eagles were sent pack- 
ing, 89-76. The Eagles remained 
grounded against the Friars as they 
saw Providence shut down their attack 
in the second half and run away with 
the game, 83-71. Danya Abrams led 
BC with 23 points and 1 1 rebounds. 

CONNECTICUT (12-8, 5-6) 

The Huskies posted a 1-2 record 
last week, losing to Providence and 
Georgetown. On Jan. 29, Connecti- 
cut hung tough through halftime but 
struggled in the second half, falling 

PnTSBl)R(iH(ll 10, 5 5) 
The Panthers went 1-1 in confer- 
ence last week as they topped Notre 
Dame at home and fell to West Vir- 
ginia on the n)ad Kellii laylor and 
Vonteego Cunmiings led the way for 
Pitt with 20 and 19 points, respec- 
tively, as they blew (»ut Notre Dame, 
88-64 The Panthers set a Big East 
record by hitting 16 three pointers, in- 
cluding a combined 14-of-17 mark 
posted by Taylor, Cummings and Ja- 
son Made Pittsburgh traveled to 
West Virginia on Saturday and lost 
their shooting touch, managing to 
make only 35 percent of their shots 
and 5-of-22 from behind the arc. 

RUTGERS (9-8, 5-6) 

The Scarlet Knights survived two 
conference games last week in the fi- 
nal seconds. Earl 
Johnson hit a three 
pointer at the 
buzzer on Jan. 29 
to lift Rutgers over 
St. John's, 49-47. 
Johnson and Geoff 
Billet led Rutgers 
with 11 points 
each. Then the 
Scarlet Knights 
beat a hot Miami 
team 60-59 when a 
potential game-ty- 
ing Miami three 
pointer was ruled a 
two pointer as time 
expired. Rob 
Hodgson scored a 
career-high 19, in- 
cluding two foul 
shots that gave 
Rutgers a three- 
point lead with 
17.3 seconds left. 
Billet added 15 


The 'Cuse split 

two home games umi 

last week destroy- Does jun'o*" co-savior Zendon Hamilton regret his 
ing a weak Seton college choice? The Red Storm is 4-7 in Big East play. 


Super sophomore Ron Mercer is 
Kentucky's most lethal weapon. 

Hall team and falling to No,. 14 Vill- 
anova. On Jan. 28, the (Orangemen 
gathered their third straight confer- 
ence win by pummeling Seton Hall, 
93-60. Next, the Orangemen lost an 
early lead to Villanova and fell 70-60 
despite holding the Wildcats to 39 
percent shooting. Otis Hill and Ja.son 
Cipolla had 17 and 15 pxiints, respec- 
tively, to lead Syracuse. 

SETON HALF (8- 12, 3-8) 

The Pirates dropped two more ain- 
ference games last week, losing to and Connecticut. Seton Hall 
traveled to the Carrier Dome on Jan 
28 and went quietly, receiving a 93- 
60 beating at the hands of the 
Orangemen Donnell Williams lead 
Seton Hall with 1 7 points 

In its second game of the week, the 
Hall only managed two field goals in 
the final eight minutes of the game as 
they fell to a short-handed ( onnceti- 
cut team, 62-55 Ix-vell Sanders led 
Seton Hall with 14 points as the team 
shot a dismal 32 percent from the field 


VII.I.ANOVA( 17-5, 8-4) 

WIS! VIRCWNIA (13-6, 7-5) 

Ihc Mountaineers arc surprising 
the whole Big with their imprcs 
sive play in the conference this year 
and last week they added two more 
victories On Jan 28, West Virginia 
hosted Boston College and (iordon 
Malone put up a career-high 28 points 
and added a career-high 15 rebounds 
to lift WVU. 89-76 

The second victory came as the 
Mountaineers remained home and 
collecied a 74-59 win over the Pitts- 
burgh Panthers 

BOSTON COLI .F( iV ( 1 3 6. 7 4) 
'I"hc Eagles started the season in 

62-47 to a tough Providence team. 
The Huskies fell below .500 in the Big 
East for the first time since the 1992- 
93 season. Coach Jira Calhoun's squad 
then traveled to the Continental Arena 
and ended its four-game skid with a 
62-55 win against a hapless Seton Hall 
team. Freshman Richard Hamilton 
had a career-high 23 points as UConn 
closed the game with a 16-4 run. 

On Feb. 3, Connecticut lost a heart- 
breaker to Georgetown 52-5 1 in front 
of their home fans. On a positive note, 
Ricky Moore returned from his five- 
game suspension to add 1 1 p)oints in 
the loss 

ST JOHNS(9-10, 4-7) 

St. John's dropped two tough 
games week in conference play, 
one to Rutgers and the other to 
Georgetown. On Jan. 29, the Red 
Storm watched Rutgers hit a three 
p(Mnter at the buzzer to steal a 49-47 
victory at Madison Square Cjarden 
Tarik Turner finished with 12 points 
to lead St John's and Zendon 
Hamilton had a career-high 18 re 

The Red Storm again fell in the fi 
nal seconds at home again on Feb 1 
when a Victor Page jumper found the 
bottom of the net with 2.6 seconds left 
to hand St. John's its fourth straight 
loss. 71-68. Charles Minlend led the 
home team with 25 points. 

NOTRE DAME (9-9, 3-7) 

The Fighting Irish lost another Big 
I'ast battle week as they fell to 
FMttsburgh on the road. Notre Dame 
never had a chance on Jan. 29 as Pitt 
hit a Big liast record 16 three point- 
ers to sink the Irish, 88-64 Pal 
Garrity. the Big East's second-lead- 
ing scorer, was held to 12 points, his 
second lowest p<iinl total of the sea 

out of line 


Uaff Columnist 

lA)yalty. It's a term that seems 
to be lost on most Generation X'ers. 
No we; no team; just me. 

In the world of sports coaches 
and owners seem to be the ones who 
actually try to offset this new breed 
of player that has come along. The 
rookie who holds out for more 
money and the veteran who wants 
to renegotiate their contract because 
they are no longer the highest-paid 
player at their position are just a few 
types of this new breed who coaches 
must harness and try to actually gain 
some control over. 

Bill Parcells used to be one of 
those coaches. The teams he has 
brought to the Super Bowl were 
founded on discipline. Discipline 
that he instilled in every one of his 
players, from the rookie hotshot to 
the veteran Pro Bowler. Now he is 
the one acting like the overpaid Gen- 
eration X players that have turned 
the NFL into a Sunday afternoon 
soap opera. 

Parcells will take over the head 
coaching job of the New York Jets 
in 1998. NFL commissioner Paul 
Tagliabue ruled that Parcells must sit 
out a year if he is not willing to coach 
the New England Patriots, the team 
he was under contract to coach for 
the 1997 season. So in 1997 
Parcells' lackey Bill Belichick will 
coach the Jets and Parcells will serve 
as a consultant to the team. So much 
for being under contract. 

Much has been said about 
Parcells relationship with Patriots 
owner Robert Kraft. Parcells report- 
edly wanted complete control over 
the team, including control over all 
personnel decisions. Kraft, how- 
ever, was only willing to let Parcells 
coach, the only thing he was paid to 

1 thought it was just the players 
who wanted power Now everyone 
wants it. Now we can put Parcells' 
name with Ricky Walters, Barry 
Bonds and Jerry Jones. Players, 
coaches and owners who want it all. 
Whatever happened to the ideal team 
player? The players who would start 
and finish their career with one team; 
the coaches who would strictly 
coach and the owners who would let 
their players play and coaches 

Before this recently-made ar 
rangement there was talk of the Jets 
trading their No. 1 pick in the draft 
to the Pats in exchange for Parcells 
Would we have heard this trade sce- 
nario twenty years ago'^ A head 
coach for a No 1 draft pick Money 
and power talk, loyalty walks 

The whole situation is sickening 
Parcells will probably be doing end 
zone dances and wearing one of 
those band-aids on his nose before 
we know it, joining in with all of his 
overpaid, whining players 

Tagliabue is also to blame His 
ruling was ineffectual and extremely 
powerless. He should have ruled 
that Parcells was obligated to coach 
the Patriots and not let any other 
team even talk to him until his con 
tract was up in 1997 Its comital 
how the only character in this whole 
saga with power is afraid to use it 
Order Parcells lo coach the Pats, and 
if he doesn't want to fulfill his con 
trad, don't pay him 

,So goes another day in the life 
of the NFL Be sure to tune into next 
week's episode when we find out 
what else happens to our hero, "Dol 
lar" Bill, and his trusty comrades 
Does the Commish put his fist 
down' D(ws "Dollar" Bill pick up 
and leave the Jets because he just 
cant wait a year' 

All these questions and more will 
be answered next week, when wc 
can all once again feel the power of 
the NFL 

February 7, 1997 


Page 35 



Cats overcome adversity and the Orangemen 


Sports Editor 

It was a game that the Cats abso- 
lutely had to have. Alter another na- 

tional television loss, most recently to 
a clearly inferior Georgetown squad, 
the team's psyche had clearly taken a 
severe beating. Their Feb. 1 rematch 
with Syracuse, a team to whom they 

had lost a hearlbreaker only 12 days 
earlier, would be a chance for them to 
redeem themselves. The Cats entered 
the hostile Carrier Dome and again 
found themselves down double digits 


Chuck Komej^ay has elevated hi.s level of play in recent weeks. The Cats will need him tn continue to excel if they 
intend to arrive at the next level. 

LadvCats fall to Hurricanes 

(continued from pa/^e <f>l 

Freshman Jenea Skeeters is one of 
the inexperienced players that Perretta 
was alluding to Skeeters collected 
nine points, all of which came in the 
second half Another relatively inex- 
perienced but very talented player, 
Jenn Sliwa, added 1(1 points The list 
of key but inexperienced Cats g{K\s on 
and on Sophomore Shanette Ixe only 
scored two points, but grabbed seven 
boards and dished off five assists 
Sophomore center Shannon Ferretti 
grabbed six rebounds Freshman 
guard Lauren Pellicane scored six 

"We just have to keep on working 
at it, " Perretta concluded 'I under- 
stand that wc have a young team and 
we're going to be inconsistent. We have to keep plugging away." 

The Cats will attempt to stay ab<we 
.StK) this week when they travel to 
Syracuse on Sunday TTiey will then 
return home to take on Rutgers at the 
duPont Pavilion on Wednesday night 
at 7 30 nm -- Jenn Sliwa has been battling a icnee ii\jnry for much of the season 

111 the fust half Unlike the 
(ieorgetown game, however, the Cats 
climbed out of the hole that they had 
dug for themselves and sprinted to the 
finish, emerging with a 7()-f)() win. 

Villanova Head Coach Steve Lap- 
pas admitted that the loss to the Hoyas 
had dropped the team deeper into the 
throes of depression According to 
Lappas, the loss to the Hoyas "was a 
hanger. We had a couple o{ kids over 
to the house and had a bunch of kids 
into the office. We just kept reiterat- 
ing . . . it's about staying positive' 

I'he Cats' newfound resiliency was 
what enabled them to win the game 
They got down and did not panic; they 
instead maintained their composure 
and got back into the game. When 
the Orangemen went up by five with 
nine minutes remaining in the game, 
the noise generated by the season-high 
Syracuse crowd of 2(),537 had reached 
a deafening roai Ihe Cats still refused 
to throw up their arms in frustration 
They instead proceeded to take full 
control of the game, ensuring that a 
last-second shot would not be neces- 
sary this time. 

The team's early problems were 
primarily due to a lack of shooting 
from the outside, a familiar theme in 
the team's losses this season 
Syracuse's zone allowed wide-open 
looks, but Villanova could not connect 
The Cats would shoot 3-for-2() from 
three-jjoint range on the afterno(m 

"That's our thing," said l^ippas of 
his teams problems from the outside 
"You can't really make too much of 
an issue of it as a coach. If you do. 
then they really won't make them So 
we just tell them to keep shooting, but 
look inside a little bit more" 

Getting the ball down low was also 
lough for the C"a\s in the tirst hatt '.s zorif had the puint hotilcd 
up, and the Cats' entry were 
being deflected or picked off The 
Cats turned the ball over 10 times in 
the first half and trailed. 31-27. at the 

In the second half the Cats used 
their quickness to penetrate more and 
succes.sfully picked away at the heart 
of the Syracuse zone Ciuards Alvin 
Williams and John Celestand did a 
good job of driving the lane, increas- 
ing the team's opportunities to get the 
ball inside to red-hot Jason Lawson 
and Chuck Kornegay 

"Every time we got to the middle, 
we saw that something g(xid was hap- 
pening," said Williams, who finished 
with 13 points "We got real good 
opportunities We just kept going " 

I^awson delivered whenever he was 
given the opportunity. The 6-foot- 1 1 
senior scored 17 points cm 3-of-7 
shooting from the field and a 7-for-S 
performance from the free throw line 
Chuck Kornegay also continued his 
very strong play, tallying 1 1 points on 

S-()l-9 shooting while grabbing nine 
rebounds It is tough for any team in 
Ihe nation to match up to the Cats' 
inside duo when they are playing that 

Lawson and Kornegay also played 
a key role in the Cats' assault on the 
glass Ihey combined for 15 re- 
bounds, and Villanova outrebounded 
'('use 4S-32. It was Tim Thomas and 
Williams, however, who really crashed 
the boards. Thomas came away with 
1 1 rebounds, five of them swiped from 
the offensive glass, while Williams 
joined him in double figures with 10. 

Thomas pointed to rebounding as 
the key to the Cats' second-half resur- 

"We just got after it a lot more," 
said 'Thomas. "We came out trying to 
attack the glass. We knew that shots 
weren't falling, so if we got second- 
chance shots, it would help." 

Many of the shots that weren't fall- 
ing came from the hands of Ihe fresh- 
man phenom. He was the game's 
leading scorer with 20 points, but he 
shot only 7-of-21 from the tloor, in- 
cluding only 2-of-9 from behind the 
arc The two that went down, how- 
ever, were instrumental in the Cats' 
second-half charge. Williams and 
Celestand also shot up their share of 
three point mi.s,ses, as they were a com- 
bined O-of-8 from three-point range. 

The Cats' poor shooting was not 
the story this time, however, because 
they managed to win in spite of it. 
Their rebounding and defense, which 
have been their strongest areas all sea- 
son, won Ihem the game. They 
smashed the Orangemen on the boards 
and shut them down on defense when 
thcv had to. Syracuse sh(H only 3^.7 
percent from the field tor the atter- 

II the ( '.if.> arc plunniiin on iimking 
a serious run in March, their delense 
and rebounding will be what carries 
them. As this game sht)wed. these two 
strengths alone will win them some 
games. Good shooting fri>m the (nil- 
side makes them almost unstoppable. 
Just ask Boston College. 

This is not the time for them to get 
greedy, however. Fveryt)ne involved 
with the program agreed afterwards 
that this was a huge win for this team. 
lire pivotal victory kepi the Cats near 
the top of their conference, above the 
mess that is the Big East's version of 
parity. I'he team also avoided losing 
two games in a row for the first time 
since December of the 1W4-9.S sea- 
son It also gave them a chance to 
build up some momentum, not to 
mention some wins, before they face 
Kentucky and head into the home 
stretch t)f their Big F^ast schedule As 
the Wildcats' inconsistency this year 
has shown, they can not afford to start 
looking ahead. They must follow the 
old manUii -one game at a time 

Kentucky looms 
on Cats' horizon 



Srtiioi Reporter 

Villanova travels to No. 3 Ken- 
tucky will) ,1 renc\>.e(i sense oti-niit: 

"1 like where we re at righl nttw, 
said Head Coach Steve Lappas. 

"We seem to he gelling together. 
defensively and oflensiseK. vud J.i 
son Lawson Our otfense some 
times lakes .i little while to cei iht 
feel of It to know where the shots ,ire 
going to come from 

Typically. I-app;»s squads peak in 
February In fact, over the last four 
years, the Cats are l(^ ^ during Feb 
mary Adding to Villan(wa's chances 
arc injuries to two of Kentucky's top 
players leading scorer Derek Ander 
son and senior Jarcd Prickett, a player 
Coach Rick Pitino has termed his best 
passer, rcboundcr and prcsscr. Team 

mates li.ive speculated 1'rn.kell 
might he back for the VilhuKua 
game, hut Pitino doubted that, call- 
ing the m|urv a "bail," sprain 

Willi the in|uries. Pitino has said 
that he will not empl(tv his trademark 
piessing style iit delense, partiv be- 
cause he fears foul irouhle Still. 
Kcniucks has snpersl.ii sophiimore 
Run Merger, who is averaging IS 
poiiils pet game while shooting 
,iboul 40 |x*rcent from three-point 
range Also. Anthony Fpps does a 
giMHi job dislrilniting the ball with 
nearly five assists a game Inside, 
UK has the SIC's top shot blocker 
in Jam.'al Magliore 

Villan(wa has not played Ken- 
tucky since March of 1*JSH when 
Nova won HO 74. Kentucky was 
also the sight of Villanova's 66-64 
NCAA Championship victory (wer 

Page 36 


February 7, 1997 



Seniors super in their duPont finale 


He scored 16 points in the 

Tim rhomas electrified the crowd when he slammed home Alvin Williams' lob pass. 
( Hts final ^ame at duPont this season. 

Student athletes score a 2.89 


SfH>il.s Lditot 

The athletic dcparlriienl .iniiounced 
this week that the .S47 student athletes 
at the University had obtained a mean 
grade point average of 2. 89 for the Fall 
semester This mark represented an 
all-lime high lor the University's 
scholar athletes since such a figure 
was first computed I 2 years ago The 
figure bettered the 2.S6 (iF'A ol the 
1995 Fall semester that had estab- 
lished the previous high water mark 
It also put the University's student ath- 
letes at almost the same exact level as 
the rest of the student body, which 
averaged 2.9(1 for the F'.di |99Ssemes 

"I'm just really proud that our 
nearlv '>Sf) student alhieles avei.iged 
2.89 on their GFA," said Athletic I)i 
rector Gene DeFilippo "When you 
come to Villanova, you come to be a 
true student alhlete, not just an ath- 

Tlie gradu.ition rales of Villanova's 
student athletes also seem to supp<ut 
I)t I- il ippo's observation that 
Villanova's student athletes are truly 
dedicated lo getting an education 
According to Nancy While. A.ssociate 
Director of Academic Advising for 
Athletes, the NCAA compiles these 

statistics by calculating the percent- 
age of a given freshman class of stu 
dent athletes that goes on to graduate 
from the school in which they enrolled 
as freshmen In the most recent pub- 
lished data, which pertains to the 
1989-90 freshman class, Villanova 
graduated 80 percent of its student ath 
letes, well above the national average 
of 54 percent 

A closer look at the nuances in 
volved in computing the graduation 
rate would seem to indicate that the 
(iPA IS a superior measure of the ef 
tort that students put into their stud 
ies. Under the above ground rules a 
student athlete who transfers or signs 
,1 professional contract before they 
gradu.ite, as was the case with a num 
ber of baseball players from that's class, is counted as having not 
graduated, even if they were in good 
academic standing at the time of their 

"That's always been the problem 
with using the graduation rate [as a 
representative measure]," agreed 

DeFilippo could not be ,inv more 
pleased with the results of all the hard 
work that went into this accomplish 

"1 think that [our student athletes' 
(iPA) speaks very, very well for a 

number of groups," said DeFilippo 
"It speaks very, very well for the stu- 
dent athletes who come here. They 
are among the top student athletes in 
the country as people, as students, and 
as athletes; there is no question about 

"I think it also speaks very highly 
of our coaches," DeFilippo continued. 
"Our coaches work hard at recruiting 
the type of student athletes who can 
do well at Villanova, and who arc stu- 
dents as well as athletes" 

DeFilippo also mentioned two 
other groups that he feels were instru- 
mental He commended Dan Regan 
and White in the Academic Advising 
department for the additional support 
that they supply to the student athletes 
He also feels that the University's fac- 
ulty deserves a great amount of credit 

"The faculty at VillarKwa is an out 
standing faculty," DeFilippo said 
"They are totally committed to the stu- 
dents here (and to] providing the best 
type of teaching that they can " 

Despite the continued improve 
ment, DeFilippo still sees more room 
for growth Fie does not feel that an 
average (iPA of 3 O for student ath- 
letes is out of reach 

"A 3 () is our next goal," remarked 
DeFilippo, "and I'm hoping that well 
be able to reach that shortly" 


Senior Reporlt'r 

Tuesday night was the final game 
at duPont Pavilion tor the three Vill- 
anova seniors. And they played like 
it. The trio of Alvin Williams, Jason 
Lawson and Chuck Kornegay fueled 
the Cats' offensive engine in the 81- 
70 victory over the West Virginia 

The game started off typically for 
the Cats, as they fell behind 1 1-4 and 
looked bewildered by the Mountain- 
eers up-tempo style. 

Despite a spectacular early dunk by 
freshman Tim Thomas, the team was 
listless, committing three quick turn- 
overs. Coach Steve Lappas went to his 
bench to try to find the .solution. 

Finally, with 8:40 left in the half, 
freshman Brian Lynch drove the lane 
and pitched a no-look pass to Jason 
Law.son for the dunk. That put the 
Wildcats ahead 16-15. Other than that 
play, it was a quiet return for Lynch, 
who had his injured thumb heavily 

The rest of the half was back and 
forth until Thomas, who has had no- 
ticeable trouble running the fast break 
this season, dribbled the ball into the 
lane from half court and passed to 
Howard Brown for the easy two. 

With time expiring in the half. 
Mountaineers' leading scorer Damian 
Owens buried a three to put his squad 
up 38-32. 

"I thought I made a big mistake at 
the end of the first half, playing," ex- 
plained 'Nova Coach Steve Lappas. 
"We should have held [the ball]." 

Bright spots in the half came from 
Alvin Williams with 12 points and 
Jason Lawson with nine points and 
seven boards. 

The second half began with a very 
unlikely hero. Chuck Kornegay pro- 
vided the offensive lift the team 
needed, scoring three straight buckets 
to open the half. He ended the game 

with ten points, despite being a non 
factor in the fiist half. He was in high 
spirits when asked if Coach Lappas 
had designed plays at halftime for hiin 
to get the ball. 

"That wasn't the way it was 
planned," joked Kornegay. "In our 
offense, everyone gets a chance lo 
touch the ball in different places and 
it just worked out that way." 

Kornegay 's spark ignited the squad 
on a 15-2 run. The stretch consisted 
of a John Celestand three pointer and 
buckets by Williams and Thomas. 
Kornegay topped it off by scoring two 
more consecutive buckets and trapping 
Mountaineers' forward Gordan 
Malone on the sideline, forcing a time 

"I think Chuck Kornegay should be 
considered for Defensive Player of the 
Year in the Big East," said Lappas. 
"He has done an unbelievable job on 
everyone he's played." 

One player who did struggle de- 
fensively was freshman Thomas 
Guarding the smaller and quicker 
Damian Owens, Thomas fell into foul 
trouble in the second half. Owens 
ended the game with 23 points and 
Thomas fouled out with 1:39 left in 
the game. Still, the freshman was on 
the receiving end of the game's most 
dazzling play. With 2:20 left in the 
game, Williams tossed a lob from the 
top of the arc. Thomas flew from no- 
where and flushed the ball through the 
iron for the alley-oop. 

"I'm not the best lob thrower," said 
Williams. "But everything was going 
right, so 1 threw it up there and Tim 
got it." 

Williams led the team with 23 
points on 8-for-14 shooting. Lawson 
had a monster line with 15 f>oints, 12 
rebounds and a career-high tying eight 

"It really was a special night," said 
Lappas. "[Williams, Kornegay and 
Lxiwson] really signify everything wc 
want this program to try and be." 

Women blitzed by 
'Canes in Miami 


Spi>rts Editor 

TTie women's basketball team trav- 
eled to Miami on Feb. 1 and found a 
storm waiting for them. The Miami 
Hurricanes jumf)ed all over the Wild- 
cats and never trailed. The Hurri- 
canes' smothered the Cats, 
holding them to just 12 first half 
p<iints. Villanova (10-9. 5-6 Big East) 
came out running in the second half 
and lit up the scoreboard to the tunc 
of 44 points, but it was to no avail as 
the 'Canes ran shoulder-to-shoulder 
with Villanova, putting up 45 points 
of their own Miami held on easily to 
claim the win, 70-56 

Head Coach Harry Perretta had a 
simple answer as to the rea.son for the 
first half debacle 

"We mis.sed sh(»ts," Perretta said 
"We're inconsistent on, that's 
our weakness." 

The box score supports Perretta s 
reasoning His team shot only 5-of 
23 from the floor in the first half for a 
horrendous 217 percent, another sea- 
son low to go along with the half's 
point total. The team's inconsistency 
shines through when one notes that the 
team shot a season-high 59.3 percent 
from the field in the second half en 
route to their season-high total of 44 
points in a half. 

Perretta attributes much of the 
team's .second-half scoring to the fact 
that the Cats were running up and 
down the floor 

"The game gets fast, and when that 
happens the other team is going to 
score, too," Perretta noted "When 
you're playing a team as talented as 
Miami, you can't hold them" 

Despite the fact that the Cats twice 

drew within eight points during the 
last 1 minutes of the game, it is clear 
that Miami won the game in the first 
half. Villanova, a team that had been 
racing up and down the floor for over 
10 minutes was unable to mount a se- 
rious charge and get itself firmly back 
into the game. 

Guard Jenny Higgins led the Cats 
with a career-high 16 points on 6-for- 
1 2 shooting from the Hoot. It was a 
game that should boost the relatively 
inexperienced sophomore's confi- 

"Jenny played very well," Perretta 
noted. "She is capable of getting 
double figures, and when she does, we 
usually score points When she 
doesn't, we struggle. 

"For this team everything boils 
down to consi.stency," Perretta contin 
ued. "Everybody on the team has the 
capability to perform, but when you're 
young and you don't have a lot of nun 
utes under your belt you tend to be 
inconsistent That tends to be the 
problem We )ust have to keep work- 
ing at it." 

Perretta noted that Jenn BeiscI is 
one player who has been consistent 
The junior again scored in double fig 
ures, collecting 1 1 points on 4-of-9 
shooting from the field in 38 minutes 
Beisel also contributed five rebounds 
and four assists 

"If you l(H)k on our team, [Beisels] 
the player who's had the most play 
ing time over the couple of years, " 
Perretta noted "It's much easier for 
her because of her experience No 
other players have the experience that 
she has I'he player that has the most 
experience is the one that's playing the 
best " 

(continued on punr 7^) 



\i '\ \I \i\ i !vs! \\ \\\ I \\()\ \. 1 

Marijuana use continues on campus 


'^liifl Rfptirler 

The University has seen an in- 
crease in marijuana use among the stu- 
dent body within the last three years, 
according to the Rev. John Stack, 
OS. A., dean of Students Stack attrib- 
uted this increased usage to the grow- 
ing recreational attitude that adoles- 
cents have exhibited toward mari- 

In response to this increase, he said 
that the University's Drug and Alco- 
hol Center has had speakers visit resi- 
dence halls to communicate the risks 
and consequences of drug use. Stack 
added that, "The University does not 
support drug use and in cases where 
students cannot and will not be helped 
it is .sometimes best that they leave the 

Marijuana is illegal in the United 
States, and in addition to a $500 fine, 
the University places students found 
using marijuana on disciplinary pro- 
bation, said Stack. 

However, Stack said, "With the 
exception of marijuana, a student 
found in possession of any other ille- 
gal drug is expelled from the Univer- 
sity with the hope that they will get 

Students are occasionally tested for 
marijuana and other ilcuggji^i^mfaiUBi 
of athletic teams. Accordingfouene 

DeFilippo, director of Athletics, the 
Athletics Department does not believe 
that there has been an increase in mari- 
juana use among student athletes. 
DeFilippo said, "The Athletics depart- 
ment has done a very good job of drug 
education and drug testing for its ath- 
letes, and the program has helped to 
curb any drug use." 

Stack seems to share DeFilippo 's 
beliefs. "There are very few who have 
tested positive for drug use within the 
athletic department," Stack said. "I 
believe that athlete drug use is less 
than the rest of the student body." Sev- 
eral students have agreed that mari- 
juana use is quite common within the 
student community. One student said, 
"I think marijuana use is just as .social 
as drinking is among the Villanova 

Although marijuana use may be 
more prevalent among non-athletes, 
athletes are not complete exceptions. 
DeFilippo said, "1 would be foolish 
to say that there aren't any students or 
athletes using drugs, because if there 
are drugs in society there may be some 

Another student .said, "I think mari- 
juana use is a lot more common than 
people think it is, it seems it would be 
easier to transport pwt into the resi- 
dence halls without getting caught 

University, however, has 

that there were only IS reported inci- 
dents in which marijuana was involved 
last year, which is much less than the 
number of alcohol violations. 

According lo Forbes Magazine, 
June 17, 1996, an estimated 10 mil- 
lion Americans smoke marijuana each 
month. Each year within the United 
States, the illegal marijuana industry 
markets approximately $32 billion 
worth of marijuana to users. In 
Amsterdam, where both the sale and 
use of marijuana is legal, there is less 
marijuana abuse than in the United 

In Amsterdam, there are 450 "cof- 
fee shops" where marijuana can be 
bought and smoked publicly. Each of privately owned "coffee shops" 
generates approximately $1,000 in 
marijuana sales daily, which is all 
taxed by the government and incorpo- 
rated into Holland's formal economy. 
Holland has received severe critici.sras 
from its European neighbors concern- 
ing their open policy toward mari- 
juana. In response to this intense pres- 
sure from these nations, Holland has 
claimed that it is better to keep mari- 
juana use legal so that its use can be 
monitored by government officials. 

The Feb. 19, 1995, issue of The 
New York Times, claimed that mari- 
juana is the United States' largest cash 
," tht .^Q g- DytoiUdjtj^ (act that marijuana 
imented is illeg'aTmanylmEII farmers and gar- 


Bongs and other maryuana paraphernalia, confisctaed by the Center for 
Alcohol and Drug Abuse, may look familiar to potheads on campus. 

deners have made a successful career 
by growing the marijuana plant. In 
fact, many illegal marijuana farms 
have been detected by the Drug En- 
forcement Agency (DEA) flourishing 

The University urges those stu- 
dents that have a drug problem to seek 
assistance either outside the commu- 

nity or at the Drug and Alcohol Cen- 
ter. Stack said, "Regular mari)uana 
u.sers find them.selves mired in medi- 
ocrity, they manage to just get by, but 
never come close to achieving their 
potential" According to Stack, drug 
use defeats the purpose of 
thecommunity as an educational insti- 

Dining services^ profit 
will climb even higher 


Staff Reporter 

In the next few years. Dining Ser- 
vices will be using its extra revenue 
to fund the renovation of Connelly 
Center and [Dougherty Hall. 

Dining Services' gross revenue 
ft)r the 1995-96 academic year was 
approximately $13.7 million. After 
expenses. Dining Services yielded a 
net revenue of $3.65 million. Of this 
net, $2.26 million was transferred to 
the general education fund, the re- 
serve of funds which finances many 
University needs. 

The extra revenue from Dining 
Services for the last academic year 
came to $1.39 million. This money, 
along with the $6.0 million in pro- 

jected extra revenue up until the year 
2(KK), will be used to fund the renova- 
tions of Connelly Center and 
Dougherty Hall. 

This semester, Connelly Center 
will undergo a number of changes, 
including the improvement of the Cin- 
ema and the Villanova Room. A ca- 
tering facility is aUo set to be added. 
Other aesthetic changes in Connelly 
Center will follow in the coming 

In 1998, a major renovation of 
Dougherty will begin as discus.scd in 
last week's V/Z/amna/i. Changes will 
be far more substantial there than 
those in Connelly. 

The dining hall on the ground floor 
of Dougherty will cater more to stu 
dent needs. Some of the changes may 

include a Belgian waffle bar, a stir 
fry area and pasta and pizza selection. 
The.seMmprovements in Dougherty 
Hall and Connelly Center will be com- 
pleted by the year 20(K). 

Pete Acton, student body president, 
called Dining Services "the best de- 
partment we deal with in terms of be- 
ing responsive to students and meet- 
ing student needs." Acton said, "Din- 
ing Services lislens to and researches 
the suggestions it receives." Acton 
said that he wished every department 
at the Lijoiversity cared as much about 
the suggestions it received. 

Most current students will not ben- 
efit from the changes which their meal 
plan money is financing since the 
renovations will not be completed 
( (ontiniicd on [hi^c 2) 

Hazing still an 
issue: problems 
may occur here 

Dining Services' Projected Net Revenue 

Fiscal '96Fiscal 'QTRIscal 'gBFiscai •99Fiscal 'OOFiscal "01 
Revenue for General Education Fund 
B Revenue for Building Projects and Renovations 



Staff Rfporitr 

To combat the ever-present prob 
lem of hazing in fraternities and so- 
rorities on campus, the Inter-Fraternity 
( ouncil (IFC), the Panhellenic Coun- 
cil and the fraternities and sororities 
themselves have created several pro- 
grams and structuring techniques to 
avoid any incidences during the ten 
week pledge sea.son 

According to a pamphlet address- 
ing hazing compiled by the Office of 
leadership Development and fireck 
Affairs, hazing is deflned to include 
any action ranging from physical ha- 
rassment to periods of silence "It's 
tough to document hazing, " said Marc 
Litz, the IFC Rush chair "Sometimes 
things do happen on the borderline ot 
hazing We inform the chapter and the 
pletlges aboul w hat is righl and wrong 
and hope lhe\ choose what is 
right ".Accordiniz to Michelle Ranelli. 
the PanhelleiiK ( oiintil Rush chair. 
there are (ireek 101 seminars that m 
form polential members .iboul lopics 
ranging Irom hazing to akdh(»l abuse 
In addition, according to I u/. ihi h 
are proposing hotlrries be set ii|i 
for pledges to call if they are beirm 
hazed and thai workshops he pre 
sented for pledgemasters. "People look 
outside Villanova at me like 1 lia\t- tive 
heads when I s,i\ llial we don I li,i\e a 
problem with h.i/ing hen' ll,i/mg is 
a bigger problem at other sihonis." 
said K.iiielii Attdrduu' \<< I it/ 

people make the problem o( hazing 
out to be more than what really exists 
because of false rumors Dan 
McCarey. president of Sigma Alpha 
Hpsilon, said, "Incidents of hazing 
have taken place in the past, not nec- 
essarily in SAF, and they have been 
taken care of quickly, sometimes by 
the IFC, but mostly by the frats 
themselves "McCarey indicated that 
hazing is not a problem in SAF be 
cause in the event that a member of 
the fraternity asks a pledge to do some- 
thing he does not want to do, a statute 
proviiles the pledge the right lo request 
that the member do it with himas well 
as the right to ilecline F.imbda Chi 
Alpha president Mike Macaluso said 
that hazing, or telling a pledge to do 
something ridiculous, is contrary to 
the beliefs of m.iiiv traternities be- 
cause il does no! seek to build leader 
ship skills or respect in the fileilges. 

Several freshman ha\e alleged that 
ha/iiig exists on t .mi[nis, such as re- 
(luirmg members lo remain 
drunk for periods as long as 72 hours 
during Ihe '"dry rush." "Hazing is 
here, absolutely," said one freshman 
u ho asked lo remain nameless, .md 
Fm all forit."Aiiotln 1 tn shiu.m. u ho 
\v,ts considerine iiishing. said. I mni 
what I've seen, ha/mi! in ver gets dan 
serous It s |ust p.irt o| li.iternitv life." 
"Ila/ine deliniteh exists." said "I ,\As striKtiire is not 
conducive to ha/irii?. hut I In re is no 
doubt that It exists m uiher fraterni- 


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Editorials 6 

FYI 12 

Features 13 

Entertainment . ...18 
Sports 27 


I.appas, LappaN and still iikht 
I.appas. Also, .Ann (^ava^han 
wishes Steve l^ppas was her 
Valentine. Steve Lappas ate 
breakfast, lunch, and will soon be 
eating his dinner. His favorite 
beverage is root beer. For 
information on Lappa.s and his 
television watchin}> habits, turn to 
page IJ. 


In honor of St. Valentine, find 
out why today is the day for lovers 
and how students on campus are 
either romancing or remorsing. 
Also, read some more about 
Lappas. Ok, so he's not in 
features, but he's in every other 
section of the paper. 


Kxcept for entertainment, that is. 
However, we heard that Lappas 
likes the Rolling Stones and Tom 
Petty. Also, Patterson and 
Sodolski review the Lappas- 
approved movie, "Dante's Peak.' 
Read next week about their 
double date with (iavaghan and 


Mtnmm . . . what could sports 
possibly have f«i write abou this 
week? ( ould it be . . . I.APF»\S? 
Don nets mad when wc make fun 
of him, so we arc absolutciv not 
Uoing to pick on him and his bad 
hiiir anvmorc. lUsidcs. I.itppas 
likes Don s hair. 


February 1^- 1997 

AIDS is everywhere and VU 
population needs to be aware 

By LISA( Rl Z 

On Feb. 12, an AIDS awareness 
fnriim was presented by the Rev 
Donald Redly OS. A. ol the board ol 
trustees, student Ann Gavaghan, and DulosioolSiioani, to make stu- 
dents aware that AU)S is present on 
this campus and is running rampant 
in the world 

Reilly, a member ol a project called 
Siloam which concentrates on teach- 
ing spirilualily (or the wellness ol 
AIDS patients, began the talk with a 
startling statistic: the leading cause ol 
death between people ages 23-44 is 
AIDS; and tor those aged 17-24. AIDS 
IS the second leading cause of death 

He went on to say that students in 
both high school and college are be- 
ing targeted they feel they are 
immortal they act in ways that 
endanger their lives. 

"They believe it won't happen to 
them. Students believe in the 
advancement of technology and in the 
idea that everything will have a cure 
someday so if they contract the AIDS 
virus, they will be cured," Reilly said. 

Reilly emphasized the importance 
of patients finding spirituality so that 
they can see themselves as uncondi- 
tionally loved and accepted. He ended 
his portion of the forum by address- 
ing all participants: "AIDS is present 
here at Villanova Please don't think 
you are immune to it if you are not 
caretul. And don't forget that just 
because we started a new semester 
does not mean that what you did last 
semester has been erased." 

.Ann (iavaghan, an AID.S peer edu- 
cator for the past lour years, high- 
\\gh\cd some ways to increase aware 
/R'.ss and decrease (he threat ol the dis- of campus in her segment of the 
forum "We need to encourage the 
buddy program. Create a designated 
nondrinker with your friends and have 
that person watch out for everyone for 
the night." 

"We need to stop Villanova's repu- 
tation as a party school so that less 

high school drinkers are encouraged 
to attend the University Most impor- 
tantly, sex mast be discussed in the 
programs here at Villanova ("ore Hu- 
manities classes should be preparing 
us lor what's out in the real world and 
sex and AIDS fall under that topic," 
said (iavaghan 

Irank Dulosio has worked with 
Siloam for about a year and has been 
active in the AIDS movement for l.S 
years. He stated that the media has 

presented AIDS as something it is not, 
first presenting it as the "gay" 
and later, when it was found out that 
drug users were contracting the virus 
as well, as "the I.V. abuse" disease. 
"What the media forgot to tell us was 
that in the early SO's AIDS was run- 
ning rampant in Africa among hetero 

According to Dulosio, AIDS is the 
first disease that can touch everyone 
if we are not careful. "Every 11 min- 

utes one person m America dies ol 
AIDS, every 13 minutes someone in 
America is infected by HIV and ev 
cry nine minutes someone is diag 
nosed with full blown AIDS," he .said. 
DeVon Jackson, a freshman who 
attended the forum, commented, "II 
was very educational and worthwiiile 
1 only wish more students would have 
come out to see it." 

Mogan aids in Greek Affairs 


Associate Editor 

Ihe Office of Leadership Develop- 
ment and (Jreek Affairs underwent a 
major change on Jan. 1 1 when Student 
Development's Tom Mogan took over 
his new position as assistant to Oary 
Bonas, director of Leadership Devel- 
opment and Greek Affairs, as they 
both act in support of the Greek.s on 

According to Bonas, the new staff 
position was primarily added to help 
him advise the University's fraterni- 
ties and sororities. "Since I took this 
position in 1981, the Greek commu- 
nity has basically been run by a one 
man show," .said Bonas. "And, with 
the large percentage of campus (be- 
ing] involved with fraternities and so- 
rorities, we felt the (Jreek community 
deserved more attention." 

"Hveryone has this perception that 
the University-thaf the administra- 
tion-is out to gel the (Jreeks," said 
Mogan "I think that my presence here 
is an example that the University be- 
lieves in and supports the (ireek com- 
munity Otherwise, they wouldn't 
have hired me," he added. 

In reference to problems the cam- 
pus' fraternities and sororities have 
been facing recently, Mogan said, 
"I'he Greek community is definitely 
an asset to the University, but they 
need to help lead the change with re- 

gards to the perceived culture on cam- 
pus through the implementation of 
more service learning activities and 
higher standards of conduct." 

Much of Mogan 's new position has 
involved working on a counter-pro- 
posal to the proposal to defer Rush. 
His office is also developing new re- 
quirements for the fraternities and so- 
rorities by implementing a standards 
board for the Interfraternity Council 
(IFC) and Panhellenic Council. This 
standards board will empower the 
Greeks to enforce levels of behavior 
within their own chapters, said 

The other half of Mogan's job is 
spent organizing and running various 
leadership activities. "Currently, our 
office is working on the L.E.A.D. pro- 
gram which is for freshmen. This pro- 
gram attempts to incorporate 20 to 30 

Dining services 

students who are not that involved on 
campus yet," Mogan said. 

Mogan's projects also included fa- 
cilitating the Student Government 
Association's retreat, working with 
various other University organiza- 
tions, planning retreats and develop- 
ing workshops. Mogan .says he hopes 
to see the Office of Leadership De- 
velopment expand . "This is one of my 
primary goals," he said. 

Before his transition, Mogan 
worked in Student Development on 
the Leadership Development commit- 
tee. "When I heard that there was a 
position open over here, I decided it 
was time to get exposed to a different 
area of Villanova Life," said Mogan. 
"I'm really excited about this oppor- 
tunity to work in another aspect of stu- 
dent life and I hope to stay at 
Villanova as long as possible." 

(conlinued from pa^c 1 ) 

until 2(KK). Still, Acton said, "1 don't 
have a probtern with giving money if 
it benefits the University in the future" 

The price of the food has also in- 
creased. However, Rick Sieber, direc- 
tor of Financial Affairs believes that 
it was warranted, "We have increased 
our price to the student, but I feel it is 
justified so that facilities can be im- 

L-ast year's $2.2 million renovation 

of Donahue Hall was made possible 
by the extra revenue that Dining Ser 
vices yielded in recent years. "What 
we have done here is continue to grow 
the revenue through cost control ef- 
forts and raising the board fees to stu- 
dents, expanding the net revenue for 
use in other purposes such as facility 
improvements," Sieber .said. All of the 
proposed improvements will come 
from future profits Dining Services 
projects to earn. 




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20 J Dougherty Hall, Villaruna University. Villanova. I'u l'J<)85 

Cara Bctkerich and Melissa Sudolski 

Editors in Chief * 

Claire Kehwinkel 
Associate Kditor 

Cina Kullo 
Managing Kditor 

Jim Uonio 
Executive h^itor 

"We have issues. " 

Shuttle shut down 

Vomit, theft, and urination. Not exactly what a university-spon- 
sored service should entail, but it does in the case of the weekend 
shuttle. Countless incidents of student misconduct have occurred 
since the shuttle was created four years ago. However, in the past 
few months an alarming number of embarrassing situations have 
arisen. In response, the Department of Public Safety is considering 
eliminating the shuttle. 

There is no shortage of passengers on the weekend shuttle. In 
fact, one of the largest issues that exists is overcrowding. Every 
weekend countless students, predominantly freshmen, board this 
bus (also known as the "loser cruiser") so that they have a safe 
mode of transportation to and from campus. Seems like a noble 
idea, but there is little nobility about it. 

After the students board the bus, major problems occur. It is the 
weekend, wc are dealing with freshmen, and most of them have 
been drinking. Rowdy students have broken bus windows, opened 
the emergency door while the bus is in motion, and puked on the 
seats. Hello, are we in kindergarten here? 

These actions are not limited to students' behavior on the bus, 
but has spilled over into the community. A main stop for the bus is 
the Wawa in Ardmore where shoplifting has become a favorite pas- 
time lor drunk students. Not only has the management of Wawa 
complained, but there have also been numerous complaints from 
local residents to the Lower Merion police. 

Currently there are plans to expand the shuttle to areas west of 
c.impus, however due to the misconduct of immature pas.sengers, 
these plans may be thwarted. 

The misuse of this valuable service may result in its complete 
elimination. Already, the type of bus has been downgraded from a 
luxury crui.ser to a plain yellow school bus, due to vandalism and 
frequent expulsion of bodily fluids. 

Students need to take responsibility for their actions, because in 
this case the effects extend beyond the boundaries of the campus. 
Obviously it does not seem that these students are capable of 
babysitting themselves. One solution is the placement of .student 
volunteers aboard the bus to monitor behavior. Perhaps the cre- 
ators of this "drunk bus", the Student Government Association, 
should step in to preserve its existence by providing these volun- 
teer monitors. As their motto states it is their duty to be active, 
visible and vocal. 

ATO: They just don't get it 

In the past two weeks the issue of ATO's infamous posters has 
been exhaustively debated. Some have said that it is like beating a 
dead horse, but this horse is alive and being led down the wrong 
path, rhe IFC an^d ATO bickering over where to place the blame 
for the approval of the posters is a moot point. The fact is that they 
were approved. However, they were created and posted by ATO, 
along with lewd tee-shirts which needed no official approval. 

llic posters were promptly removed and they are no longer the 
pressing issue. What must be addressed now is the mentality be- 
hind their creation. In light of the repercu.ssions of last year's inci- 
dent regarding womens' issues and fraternities, it seems outrageous 
that any Greek organization would make the same err in judge- 
ment again. ATO was the only fraternity that could not manage to 
understand the seemingly basic concept of learning from their mis- 

As if this were not bad enough, they also find it amusing, as 
evidenced in this week's Greek Briefs which can be found on page 
14 of the Villanovan. In addition to this pathetic attempt at humor, 
on page H the president of ATO spews his obvious ignorance re- 
garding the magnitude of the situation. His apology is accepted, 
hut the rest of his letter and its lone are most certainly unaccept- 

There have been numerous columns, articles and letters to the 
editor written about this subject all exploring the sexual connota- 
tions of the signs and whether or not they were offensive. 

Ix:t's take this time to focus in on the simple fact that the posters 
were offensive and that ATO has repeatedly failed to acknowledge 
this. They still don't get it. 

L E 

Radnor Police 
student for being 
out too late 

To the Editor: 

Imagine driving past the apartments 
on Spring Mill Road, only to be trailed 
by a Radnor Police patrol car at the re- 
quired three second rule's length You, 
and your four pas.sengers continue along 
your route, behind the law .school, un- 
der the bridge on Ithan Avenue and away 
fTom campus by way of Ihe residential 
street running behind duPont and the 
illustrious football stadium. 

Moments later, you find yourself in 
the Bryn Mawr Acme trying to explain 
to the surprisingly understanding officer 
that you knew it was 3 a.m. and you 
were on your way home from dinner at 
a friends house in Norristown. He says 
he pulled you over because there had 
recently been problems with students 
defacing and destroying private residen- 
tial property. He asks for your 
and says "It's late and I see no rea.son to 
hold you here further, .so I'll have you 
out of here in a moment." 

Then our prayers were answered 
when the sergeant arrived. After a quick 
and unfriendly hello, she asked for the 
passengers' identification and pro- 
ceeded to shower us with her words of 
wisdom. Her first comment was the fol- 
lowing, and 1 quote, "I don't know what 
you boys are doing out this late, but 
when I went to college I used to have to 
get up for class in the morning. . . but then 
again, I graduated with a degree " 

She continued to tell me how unbe- 
lievable it was that I would be up driv- 
ing this late at night, and although there 
was nothing suspicious in the car, she 
was somehow sure we must have been 
doing something wrong 1 wasn't sure 
where to start, so I look the path of least 
resistance (at least I thought 1 learned 
something about that in school) 

I'll spare you, Ihe details, but she 
made another comment that actually 
made me laugh out loud, which she cer 
tainly did not appreciate She said, and 
I quote again. "I suggest you go back to 
your nice little Villanova and tell all your 
boys about what wc discu.ssed here to- 
night Don't you forget that we will not 
hesitate to, cite you for loitering if you 
drive through residential areas after 
dark The residents arc sick of your be 
havior. We are tired of dealing with it, 
and wc simply won't deal with it any 

The icing on the cake came when a 
Villanova University public safety of- 
ficer, who s»)mchow abandoned his post 
at the University and arrived in his pa- 
trol car at the "crime" scene in Bryn 
Mawr added, "You better cut this out 
tioys I better not sec any of your faces 
causing trouble like this again ' 

It was clear that the purpose of our 
education that night was to pass the 
message on to other students at Vill- 
anova. My concern i^i that my letter will 
be interpreted as reactionary 1 trust in 
you wholeheartedly that it will be seen 
for what it is worth. The real message 
lies in the fact that these two parties, 
Radnor Township and our University, 
are caught in a viscous cycle. I'm not 
sure which came first, the chicken or the 
egg, but we have to realize that neither 
can exist without the other. 

There is no doubt that we help sup- 
port their community financially, and 
that the culture at t)ur University brings 
wealth to this area. The truth is, but cei- 
tainly not the excuse, that college stu- 
dents wiW be college students. The re- 
ality is that we have a lot to learn about 
each other and that the real solution lies 
in cooperation and communication, on 
both sides. Think about that for a while, 
and think of what you can do to em- 
power yourself in this community Un- 
like the sergeant, 1 will not spoon feed 
you what you already know. The point 
is that this is not just a picture. is re- 

Daniel S. Lammot 
Class of 1998 

Men's basketball 
program is 

To the Editor: 

Like many other Villanovans out 
there, I am concerned about the status 
of our basketball program. 1 was one of 
the many students who sat down on 
Sunday afternoon and watched a blood 
bath At the time of this letter. Villanova 
was ranked 16th in the nation 

On Sunday, this 16th ranked team 
played an extremely talented .3rd ranked 
Kentucky squad Sure they were play- 
ing at Rupp Arena, sure Kentucky is the 
defending National Champs, but to lose 
Hy 37 points'' 

Villanova 's athletes are just as well 
trained as Kentucky's, but physical fit- 
ness is not the question. The question 
lies in how the players are prepared 
mentally for each game Many times 
they do just enough to win, and on Sun- 
day they did not do enough to lose with 

Kentucky is ranked third in the coun 
try because Rick Pilmo knows how to 
coach a team He knows how to get the 
most from his players, Steve Lappas 
does not n liippascan not motivate this 
team to play against Kentucky, what 
games will he get our team up for? At 
any p^iint of a game, winning or losing, 
you can sec 1 .appas with his usual frown 
or yelling in one of his player's faces 
This is not coaching, it is slave driving 

When it comes to coaching, 
Villanova needs someone who can mo- 
tivate the players to play at a level that 
is equal to the opposing team. Lappas 
must find a way to get the best out of 
his players or Villanova is going to be 
disappointed for years to come. 

Stephen Segretario 
Class of 1998 

Columnist should 
keep up on Pepsi 

To the Exlitor: 

Michael Llewellyn is not up to date 
on his information regarding PepsiCo 
and its presence in Burma. In a state- 
ment issued by PepsiCo on Jan. 15. 
1W7, the company stated: "Based on 
our a.sses.sment of the spirit of current 
U.S. government foreign policy, we are 
completing out total disengagement 
from the Burmese market Accordingly, 
we have severed all relationships with 
our former franchise bottler effective 
Jan. l.s, 1W7." 

Barbara K. Clement 
Director, Public Relations 


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February 14, 1997 







Juvenile sniping at Lappas is counterproductive 


An unfortunate malady has gripped 
campus. It is currently en vogue to 
malign Steve Lappas, the head coach ol 
the men's basketball team From the 
cla.ssroom to cafeteria, the campus dis- 
cussion of the team's inentor seems to 
be entirely negative Several "Steve 
Must Go" posters even made it onto the 
walls of certain academic halls. 

Make no mistake: Such public dis- 
plays are unhealthy and asinine 

How can the team concentrate on the 
game when its coach is under siege from 
a reactionary campus'.' Did anyone ex- 
pect us to play well against Pittsburgh 
on Wednesday? 

Anyone who has discussed basket- 
ball with me over the past four years 
knows that 1 have disagreed with sev- 
eral of Lappas' game-lime decisions. It 
was pretty clear after the Temple game 
four years ago that Coach Lappas and I 
would have divergent philosophies. But 
there is a vast difference between per- 
sonal reservations and public displays 
of discontent. 

What has developed is a situation 
where the team must battle both its op 
ponents and an increasingly cynical stu- 
dent body This season truly will be 
over if the players succumb to this epi 

demic and start questioning the author- 
ity of their coach. 

The expressions of disgust would be 
a little more understandable if somehow 
the success of the basketball team di- 
rectly affected the academic lives of the 
students at the school. What's at issue, 
though, isn't some guy trying to change 
the way Villanova functions; his team 
has merely performed below expecta- 

I'd be happy if l>appas spent more 
time instructing his players and less time 
whining to the officials, but the Ken- 
tucky game didn't prove to me that 

r.<'ippas was incompelcnt; it proved that 
over the course of a few years, Villanova 
fans have become an extraordinarily 
sp<^)iled lot 

Do any seniors remember their tresh- 
men year when interest in the squad was 
so low that fewer than KM) student sea 
son tickets were sold? Or the night four 
years ago when everyone was so incred- 
ibly excited that ESPN televised a "Nova 
game? Our performance on nationally 
televised games this year has been dis 
mal, but there was a time not so long 
ago that nationally televised games were 
an oddity. 

1 was fortunate enough to be at Rupp 
Arena for the Kentucky game. Their 
fans didn't chant profanities at the offi- 
cials They didn't taunt our players or 
scream "over-rated." They jusit cheered 

But at Villanova. uncouth haughti- 
ness has become the norm The trend 
started last season when our team was 
ranked No. 2 in the nation, its highest 
ranking ever At that p<iint, fans inex- 
plicably began jeering injured oppo- 
nents and chanting obscenities. Since 
then, fans have continued their crude 

There is more to life than 
the men^s basketball team 


After watching the Lexingtt)n Wild- 
cats beat up on our Main Line Wildcats 
last Sunday. 1 concluded that it wa.s time 
to take action A couple of my buddies 
and I decided to spend some time and 
cash developing a scheme to draw nega- 
tive attention to men's basketball coach 
Steve Lappas. 

Being the media guy, I supplied the 
picture of l^ippas while my friends sup- 
plied the paper and markers. We then 
came up with a witty slogan, laid it on 
the paper alongside the picture, made 
about .*>() or so copies, posted them in 
various buildings on campus, and. 
voila!. the best advertising campaign 
Villanova has ever .seen Unfortunately, 
we forgot on thing: There is more to 
this University than basketball. 

As you can probably tell from mv 
biting sarcasm (no, 1 didn't really make 
Ihe flyers), 1 was extremely disturbed 
over the recent anonymous posting of 
".Steve Must Cm " flyers Like many 
Wildcat fans. I am disappointed in the 
Cats' recent loss to Kentucky as well as 
their lackluster performance throughout 
the season. Buying into the preseason 
hype about the Cats, I am somewhat 
angry in their effort this season, despite 
their winning record and No 1 8 national 
ranking. (After the two amazing 
seasons, how easy it is to forget that 
even though this year's team may be less 
talented, it is still among the top in the 
nation ) 

At times, I have even harshly criti- 
cized coach I.appas for the team's dis- 
appointing play. During some of the 
most dreariest moments of the sea.son, I 
have even questioned L.appas' ability tu 
make game decisions at the college 
level All this criticism comes with be- 
ing an avid fan looking for someone to 

Hven with all of this criticism, how- 

ever. I began to realize there is a lot more 
to coaching college basketball than wins 
and losses. Unlike the professional 
game, in which a disappointing sea.son 
is often justification for dismis.sal. there 
is more contextually involved in coach- 
ing at the college level transcending 
performance on the court With scan- 
dals rocking athletic programs from 
coast to coast and with the recent trend 
of athletes spending less than three years 
at the college level, in a sense cheapen 
ing the value of an education, wc must 
be proud that Villanova, for the most 
part, has produced quality people who 

have been able to link the student and 
the athlete together in the true meaning 
oi student-M\\\cXc 

A large part of this success goes to 
the athletic department and the institu- 
tion as a whole The coaches of ihc 
teams, however, alsti deserve kudos for 
di)ing their part, for playing large roles 
that are not seen on the courts or fields. 
This is especially true of the profit mak- 
ing sports such as basketball, in which 
large amounts of cash are always tempt- 
ing athletes to dirty the system or leave 
It early. We should remember this when 
evaluating coach I.appas. 

Aside from the unwarranted bash 
ing, the appearance of these latest fly- 
ers makes one wonder where some stu- 
dents' priorities lie Can't anyone on 
this campus think of something else 
with which to concern himself or her 
self than the basketball team? I'here are 
larger concerns at this University that 
could have been addres,scd with the time 
and effort placed in those flyers Why 
not make flyers concerning AIDS 
Awareness or Black History Month, or 
start a rally against the University's re- 
cent tuition hike? 

It is .sad to see a student body divest 
so much of itself into something so mi 
nor, especially when so much of that 
time and energy could be diverted to 
ward other campus concerns For those 
who posted the flyers and for those who 
feel as if they were worth the time and 
effort, it is time to wake up. look around 
and, as the old cliche goes, get a life 

Joe, Ann and Marc are seniors. For 
them, this is good news. For us, this 
is a nightmare. The Villanovan is 
now accepting submissions for next 
semester's columnists-to-be. If you 
think you have what it takes, call the 
editors at 519-7206. 

behavior In the most rcceiil hoiiu 
game, chanted obscenities raiiicil down 
mote than a few times 

Most likely, it is this adolescent al- 
titude that has spawned the recent out 
cries for lappas' job. Fortunately, I 
don't think our athletic director is the 
type of leader who would be swayed by 
juvenile demands 

I'm sure I will continue to find fault 
with much of what Lappas does, but 
going public with nonconstructive criti- 
cism or openly calling for his resigna 
tion during the midst of a .season are 
blatantly counter-productive 

A basketball team is a work in 
progress. Excessive sniping threatens 
to weaken the very entity the detractors 
claim to suppKjrt If there is to be a seri- 
ous discussion about the future of the 
team, it should wait until the season is 


Incidcniallv, there were few cries for 
Lappas ]oh al ihe end o\ last year when 
he was named a Naismilh NaiioiKil 
Ct)ach of the year finalist atler the lead- 
ing the Cats to their most wins ever He 
didn 1 develop amnesia over the off-sea- 

It the learn gets hot, it could con- 
ceivably set another record lor w ms ll 
could even play deep into the Tourna- 
ment Such events may never h.ippen, 
but they will be made all the more diffi- 
cult if the players and coach don l get 
support At this point, we mav not have 
the best team in the lop 20, bul we cer- 
tainly have the least appreciated. 

I, for one, volunteer my serv ices If 
the team has any need for a five-foot- 
five practice player, I'm ready to do my 

SGA can solve your 
romantic concerns with 
a Love Committee 


In case you had forgotten, it's 
Valentine's Day. 1 know 1 would have 
had it not been for the lovely display 
in Kennedy Hall from our Student 
Government AsscKiation. Some little 
Cupid from ihal office look the lime 
to cut out pastel construction papei 
hearts and affix them to Ihe board w iih 
a warm, personal VaJentine's Dny 
mes.sage. lis the sentimental side of 
SGA not often displayed during Sen- 
ate meetings or campus forums 

Now, 1 usually don't pay much at- 
tention to what's going on in the S(iA 
office. Sure, 1 sneak in there every 
i>nce in a while to download porn onto 
the office computer, but wht) doesn't? 

not JmsI aMtotri*r toid. 

The laundry committee is a joke I 
called the SGA office to see if anyone 
would starch my shirts, and ihcN re 
fused! 1 guess they were too busy cut 
ting out construction paper hearts The 
newly proposed mens concerns com 
miltee diK-sn't ap[X'al to mc either Al- 
ter all. everyone knows I have no con- 
cern for men! (Sorry. It's t(Ki much fun 
lo bail those who believe that being a 
feminist means hating men) 

Ihe Senior (iifl commillee is, 
frankly, useless isn't mv presence on 
campus enough of agifl ' (Hahaha I lav 
ing my own column means I can engage 
is as much sarcastic self aggrandi/emenl 
.IS 1 please! All you lellow egotists out 
there should call Melissa or Cara al 
x472(Ui to try out for your weekly SIM) 
words ol glory ) And what exactly do 
these "presidential advisors" do any 
way? I bet it's just an excuse for Pete 
and Shel lo write off exorbitant dinners 
as IrieiKis as business expenses 

Hill this Viileniine's Day display in- 
Irigiieil me I must ,njiiiil that SGA has 
nude signilicant improvements on cam 
pus: a gynecologist, a convenience .store 
and phone directories with the same ad 
on every page (so no one will have to 
read the whole directory to find the page 
with Ihe ad ihey n-ully like). Bul what, 
really, has the S(iA done about Ihe so 
cial lives ol student on campus ' How 
can they claim to have unproved stu- 
dent lile if peojili .iren'l m happy ro- 
mantic relationships.' Where, 1 ask you. 

IS Ihe SGA Lo\e ( ommittec? 

Just imagine how nice it would be 
for the SGA lo be active, visible and 
vcical in your love life. Need a dale? Just 
call your .senator, or the senator of the 
person with whom you wish to get in- 
volved Dciii.iod that they find a dale 
for you to improve your campus lite ll 
they hang up on you. call hack Kehis 
/ng (o l.ilk lo people isn i very voctl. It 
they hang up again, stalk them 

Go up lo the office and ask S(iA 
members to date vou When they de- 
cline, tell them that they're supj>oscd to 
be visible, and a date with you will make 
them pretty darn visible Around this 
lime. Ihey will get very active in Iheir 
.itlempts to e.ill public safety. Rest as- 
sured, however, that you will see them 
again when Ihey attend your disciplin 
ary hearing. Yes, Tom DeMarco may 
seem lo be the unlikely Cupid of ihi 
Judicial Affairs office, hut he's brought 
many couples together 

Who would believe that true love 
could spring between the prcsser of 
charges .ind the [uessee ' I speak from 
experience. Follow this .md I guar- 
antee that love will blossom between 
VOL! .md the S(iA member of your 
choice (Isn't thai right. Sheldon dar- 

It vou ,ire lucky enough to h.ive 
pi.ins tor tonight, you can siiM utilize 
the SGA i>ffice Have first dale pliers? 
Bring along a committee member from 
SGA. Heaven knows there are enough 
of Ihem to spare. They can help smooth 
over any rough spots in ihe eonvers.i 
lion-and if you take .i "presKlenlial ad 
visor." they'll proli.iblv (ik k up the tab 
as well' If you re well into the re I, it ion - 
ship, why not let that special someone 
know how special they really are by 
li,iym>: SGA put it in iheir newsletter? 
I m sure they could fit ii in somewhere. 
Breaking up with someone is a snap 
when SCiA helps out There's no better 
way lo handle ihc siluation than to have 
Lric Ouisenherry call up voui siijnifi- 
cant other and do the breaking up for 
you! Let's face it he's such a lovial guy 
that no one could help hut be in a good 
mood after getting off the phone with 
him (well, al least until they realize 
you've not only dumped ihem, but sunk 
so low as to get someone else lo do it). 
Ihink about it, SCiA. Flections are 
coming up soon, and it's lime to inflate 
those resumes lo impress the siudenl 
body What better way to drum up sup- 
port for a candidale than hy finding Irue 
love for some loiulv heart ' Now iluif 
would be ,1 te ll iinprov < riunl lo cam- 
pus life ll.ivi .1 li.ippv \ ,il( niine's day 
and make sure to call your senator. 



February 14, 1997 


Deferring Rush 
would be 

To the tlditor: 

We are writing to express our slu>ck 
and anger at the degrading rush post- 
ers designed and displayed recently by 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. The post- 
ers humiliate and debase women, de- 
picting them as objects tor male sexual 
exploits. We find these posters particu- 
larly offensive in light of last year's 
well-publici/ed disciplinary action af- 
ter a fralerniiN member's abusive re- 
marks about women students. 

Since the voung men of ATO have 
shown themseKes incapable of treat- 
ing people with respect and dignity, we 
urge viui to take severe measures 
against this fraternity, disbanding the 
organization and barring them from 

This action vvould ser\e as a strong 
example, and perhaps we would finally 
begin to see a decline in misogymstic 
incidents. We also believe that delay- 
ing rush until the sophomore year 
would be a wise policy. 

In addition. v\ c urge you to continue 
to bring in counselors, psychologists 
and scholars who specialize in women s 
concerns lo give regular and required 
talks to tralernity and sort)rity members. 

Thank you for considering the needs 
of women at Villanova University. 

Steering Commitfet 
Women's .Studies Program 

ATO president 
defends his 

To the Editor: 

On behalf of Alpha Tau Omega I 
would like lo express my sincerest 
apologies to those who were offended 
by our rush posters. The meaning was 
construed in a manner we neither in- 
tended nor liiresaw 

At the same time. 1 vMmld like lo 
comment on the ne\vl\ elected IFC 
Panhel executive ho.irijs letter in List 
week's VilLiHinan ll e\pressed that 
they neither "sujiporied nor mndoned 
our actions." In fact, they even went so 
far as to say they were embarrassed by 
this occurrence and that this incident 
strengthened their desire !o bring .ibout 
change in the Greek community 

I was embarrassed that these people 
were part of the Cireek community and 
that they were supposed lo he the ones 
representing us Well, 1 II lell mui one 
person Ihev ilon'l represent, me or my 
fraternity Ihey exemplify Ihe exact 
opposite values that all Greek life is 
based on-namcly brotherhood/sister- 

With brotherhood and sisterhood 
comes a bond that doesn't dissolve in 
bad times but a bond thai grows stron- 
ger in lough limes One thai doesn't look 
to condemn, abandon or criticize but one 
that fosters understanding, iinilv and 
compassion I expect an IIC executive 
board to foster nothing less this 
same bond found in each fralcrnitv and 
sorority on this campus 

You may be asking yourself h(iw 
could I be s<i irate, after all I am a mem 
her of the organization that made the 
now infamous posters One would think 
ihal ihcy would want to get simic infor 
malion before Ihcv printed such a let 
ler Could you imagine what would 
h.iv< happened, if il was made clear that 
ih( iMislers Ihal were offending people 
were approved lor hanging by the Greek 
Affairs Office 

IFC released this statement without 
ever consulting any member of AlO 
about any aspect of our rush posters 
Would anyone like to know why A'K) 
was never (jucslioned bv any member 
o( If ( nr Ihe director of Greek Affairs'^ 
The answer is simple-they didn't care 

1 tie> needed someone to take the tall, 
in order to cover up a mistake on their 

The meaning of our posters was 
taken in a way that neither us or the IFC 
had foreseen Otherw ise. ihev would noi 
have ever approved ihem Yes, that's 
right, approved by a memtier of the verv 
same executive board who in last week s 
paper expressed their complete disap- 

And jusi as a reference, for those 
who may not kimw what il means to 
have something appri)ved, here is an 
excerpt from the Student Orgamzatu)ii 

4) Posters will be stamped for ap- 
proval by the office responsible for the 
student group. 

."> ) Posters will not be approved if anv 
of the following apply b) Ihey of lend 
community standards of good taste c) 
They contain language o\ symbt)ls abu 
sive or demeaning of specific social 
groups d) Ihey deny respect for the 
dignit\ <.A mdrv'iduals. 

Knowing that approval of posters 
implies Ihe above mentioned conditions, 
how could the IFC executive bi)ard have 
the audacity to issue a statement Ihal 
they neither support nor condone our 
posters--They are the ones who ap- 
proved Xhcm and in essence, supported 
and condoned them 

Almost every fraternity makes post- 
ers that don'l gel approved-somelimes 
you just need someone not so involved 
to say, "Hey, this may be inappropri- 
ate, people may lake it to mean this . . " 
This is the responsibility ot the office 
responsible for the student group, in this 
case the IFC office. 

1 do agree with IFC that a change is 
needed Ihe change I would like lo see 
the Greek community undergo is one 
in which spineless, cowardly and hypo- 
critical people don'l helillle a (ireck 
system in which I am very proud of jusi 
to save itieir own face 

\ would like to close by icileraling 
our sincerest apology and .stress that the 
delestable actions and values Ihal moti- 
vated 11( s siatemeni lasi week in no 
way reflects the values of the ATO Fra- 
ternity or any other Greek Organization 
on this campus. 

Michael Marino 
President, Alpha Tau Omega 

ATO has positives 
to offer 

To the Kditor: 

I am writing this letier m response 
lo the controversy surrounding Alpha 
fan Omega and their Rush posters Be- 
ing Ihal I am a girlfriend of one of Ihe 
brothers m this fralernilv, and a friend 
to many others, I feel ihal Ihey are not 
being given a fair chance fverv article 
wrillen has largeled Ihem as ihese hor 
rihle men. who respect no one, least of 
all females However. I would like lo 
ask the authors ot these articles and the 
Villanova community, who really can 
say Ihal Ihey know them'' 

As a female of the Villanova com 
munity, I was outraged when I first saw 
these Signs However, after thinking 
about it. I realized that it all came across 
Ihe wrong way I have personally seen 
how they treat women, and they show 
nothing but respect 

1 also feel AIO is not the only one 
to blame in this situation No matter 
what excuses the IFC gives. Ihcy need 
to take some responsibility as well You 
cannot say that because the person was 
new to the position and did not know 
the proper procedure for approving 
these flyers, and Ihal the IFC should not 
be held accountable In Ihe 'real world, " 
people are properly trained, and if a 
mistake like this occurs, the company 
as a whole takes responsibility 

If college is supposed to be training 
for the working world, don't you think 
that Ihe IFC needs to take some rcspon 
sibility in this situation instead of ex 
cusing themselves ' 

I feel that people are forgetting the 
good ihit AIO brings to this campus 

and the surrtiunding community. Ihey 
run 'Greek God and Goddess" which 
brings together sororities and fraterni- 
ties to raise money for charity I'hey alst) 
run a blood drive that helps lo save lives. 
We all have made mistakes— no one 
IS perfect However, take into account 
what type of person said it before you 
judge Ihem. My mother always said, 
"Never judge a book by it's cover" I 
feel that the Villanova community 
should think about this before they mis- 
judge Ihe brothers o\ AIO. because any- 
one who kni)ws tfu'in knows that ihey 
are good people 

Katy Bodnar 
Class of 1999 

Campus should 
have a sense of 
humor about 
ATO incident 

To the Editor: 

After reading Ann Gavaghan s ar- 
ticle about civic responsibility, I feel 
compelled to express my opinion over 
Ihe AIO scandal 1 found her Jan. 31 ar- 
ticle extremely humorous as well as in- 
formative and, despite her own belief 
against it, CJavaghan's pending gradua- 
tion in May will result in a significant 
loss to all a.spects of this institution. 

In her Feb. 7 article, Gavaghan en- 
couraged us to "stop talking and start 
acting, " and while a letter to the editor 
may be construed as just another means 
of talking. It is, in my opinion Ihe first 
step lo action 

The fact is that Ihe Rush signs posted 
by A TO could, quite obviously, be con- 
strued as offensive However, sever.iJ 
issues are debalable. not Ihe least of 
which is the editors' decision to place 
the sign-in-question on the fn^nt page 

However, during Ihe last several 
weeks, both column and editorial alike 
have condemned ATO and IFC for their 
decision to allow the student body of a 
Catholic schot)l to be exposed to such 
sexual innuendo. The signs were re- 
moved in a matter of days, and in all 
likelihood, a large population of the sUi- 
denls did not see them 

However, by placing Ihe sign on the 
front page of the paper, you have effec 
lively insured ihal the entire student 
population will be exposed to the exact 
thing from which the University admin- 
istration IS trying to protect us. 

However, there is a larger issue that 
needs to be addressed than simple me- 
dia ethics. This issue is, quite simply, 
the over sensitivity that seems to per- 
vade not only this campus, but our en 
lire nation as well The facts are simple 
ATO created a sign through which they 
allempted to lure potential "rushers" by 
a humorous allusion, and this humor 
was construed by some as malice Ihere 
is no question that women could be of- 
fended by the sign posted by Ihe broth- 
ers of AIO, and certainly Ihe sign could 
be seen to be in bad taste 

However, by removing Ihe signs, 
accepting Ihe administrative sanctions 
placed upon Ihem, and apologizing to 
all those offended by the sign, the fra 
lernily did all thai they can do lo make 
amends for their mistake 

The signs were created in good hu 
mor and were not intended to offend. 
Whether the brothers actually intended 
to attract carpenters to their fraternity is 
unimportant The fact is that no matter 
what type of sexual innuendo the sign 
may entail, it was not created to offend 
any member of the female gender 

Before we can truly unite as a single 
rate and gender, we must accept humor 
for what it is All I'm asking is for cv 
cryone to laugh a little more and pro 
test a little less I agree completely with 
what Ann Gavaghan has stated, and Ihe 
title of her article "Stupid sheep should 
slop talking and start acting " couldn't 
be more applicable lo the situation 
However, once all Ihe acting is finished, 
oni c Ihere is no more action to be taken, 
we stupid sheep should slart laughing a 
little more If wc could accomplish this. 

Villanova University would be a iiuk h 
better place in which u 


R S 

Columnist should 

Stephen I). Benedetto r^ O 

cia.sof20(H) Q^n horn 

CAT commuter 
forum offers a 
convenient and 
valuable service 

To the Editor: 

We wish to address an article writ- 
ten Iwi) weeks ago the Jan. 31 
Villanovan regarding Villanova's com- 
muting student population. First and 
foremost, ciimmuters are in fact less 
involved in campus activities than resi- 
dents. Second, commuters do comprise 
a significant portion of the campus 
population, 1 I percent as the editorial 
stated Third, commuters, as mentioned, 
shi)uld feel welcome at all campus 
events and activities because their sup- 
port is valuable to the University. How- 
ever, despite these facts, the editorial did 
include significant errors and failed to 
mention several key points. 

Before one points the linger at Blue 
Key, one must ask. "How many com- 
muting students actually applied for 
Blue Key? " If this number is low, as it 
likely is, then one must ask the ques- 
tion of why again. Is it Blue Key's fault 
or is it a result of apathy on the part of 
the commuting students themselves ' ll 
may be the case that Blue Key has not 
taken an extra effort to reach commut- 
ing students, but at the same time, it may 
he that cMminuters have not taken the 
effort themselves to inquire and apply. 

More iniportanUy. tVic editorial bla 
lanlly overlooked the fact that an orga- 
nization exists within the Campus Ac- 
tivities Team known as the Commuter 
Forum AH commuters are welcome to 
join and the meeting are held at conve- 
nient time of 12:45 on Thursdays. This 
group seeks to address the needs and 
interests ot commuters For example, 
this group is presently working on gel- 
ting a newsletter out periodically to in- 
form commuters of events and activi- 
ties Ihis group also recently put to- 
gether a commuter bulletin board for 
flyers and other important information 
relevant to commuters, h)cated in 
Dougherty across from the Italian 

The committee also plans numerous 
social luncheons for commuters to at- 
tend and meet other commuting stu- 
dents In fact, on Ihe other side of the 
page on which the editorial was written 
Ihere was an ad on the CA7 page for 
Ihe next lunch The forum also held two 
highly successful picnics during the 
summer for incoming commuting stu- 
dents The Forum is planning a Rock- 
N-Bowl for next month as well as other 
activities. Thus, significant efforts are 
being put forth to reach commuters 

Granted, a problem does exist Stu- 
dent organizations do need to put forth 
more effort to reach the commuting stu- 
dent population For example, meeting 
times between six and seven o'ckKk are 
highly inconvenient for commuters par- 
ticularly if they have families with 
whom they eat dinner Furthermore, 
there is no lounge explicitly for com 
muters to go to between or while 
waiting for a meeting 

While the University may have to 
make a better effort to reach commut- 
ers, commuters must also realize that 
they m turn also have to put forth a little 
more effort to get involved However, 
it requires a concerted effort on 
everyone's part, commuters, residents 
and the various University organizations 
to realize the importance commuters 
have on this campus and to take advan 
lagc of the contributions which they can 

Campus Activities Team 

To the Editor: 

I would like to take this time to re- 
spond to Ann Gavaghan's column en- 
titled, "Not Just Another Ixiad" Ac 
cording lo Gavaghan, no one in the 
Villanova community is capable of 
thinking for themselves and therefore 
must be subjected to the constant criti- 
cism of the column's author 

Hvery one of CJavaghan's columns 
have been dedicated towards "tooting 
her own horn." An editorial is not a 
place for the egocentric ramblings in- 
tended to inflate one's ego — a fact Ihal 
has, unfortunately, escaped Gavaghan's 
attention. Personally, I am tired of hear 
ing about how outrageous she believes 
herself to be because she has blue hair 
and a loud voice — subjects that are re- 
ferred to each week 

I remember reading her 21 si birth- 
day column a few months agt> and, upon 
the conclusion, I remember asking my 
self, "So what? " She went on to talk 
about how she does not want to drink 
alcohol on her special day because, un 
like everyone else at Villanova, it isn't 
her style. She informed the readers 
that perhaps she would get a tattoo in a 
place where everyone can see it. The 
whole tone of this, and all other columns 
of hers, drown in Cravaghan's superior 

I am an advocate for freedom ot 
speech and I do believe that everyone 
IS entitled to their opinions; however, I 
cannot understand what (iavaghan is 
hoping It) accomplish through her col- 
umn The messages that she trys to send 
and the lessons on individuality that she 
claims to preach to the Villanova com- 
munity are lost among the childish in 
suits and "snobby," unnecessary criti- 
cism that plagues her column and her 
attitude. 1 have a few words of advice 
for Gavaghan — One can influence many 
more people through positive words o[ 
encouragement than through rude and 
senseless insults. 

Karen Spicer 
Class of 1998 

Columnist has no 
right to generalize 

To the Mitor: 

Upon reading The Villanovan last 
week, I came across an article entitled 
"Stupid Sheep Should Stop Talking and 
Start Acting." Well, guess what. Ann? 
I'm acting In your own self- absorbed 
way, you will immediately assume Ihal 
you are the catalyst of my action, but it 
always comes down to you, doesn't it ' 
Nobody needs to hear your self righ 
tcous, pretentious banter 

You feel that you have contributed 
so much to this school, whether it has 
been by writing fluff articles or stand 
ing on the "Oreo" and demonstrating 
How dare you call the students of this 
campus "stupid sheep'' " You have no 
idea what goes on in my life or in any 
one else's You have no idea what the 
students here fight for or what they feel 
strongly about. Many students here are 
involved in volunteer work and organi 
z^tions to better the world, yet, you see 
fit to make wild generalizations about 
the student body's supposed lack of 
drive and direction 

The world does not revolve around 
you. so please get off your high-horse 
and acquire some humility I'hc name 
of your column is very appropriate to 
the content ll is definitely a load a 
load of something So, don't you fret, 
Ann Wc will definitely get along quite 
nicely without you Baaa 

Su<ian .fohnMtn 
(lass of 2000 

February 14, 1997 


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integrity must not 
be ignored 

To the Editor: 

1 am writing in response to the ar- 
ticles in the Feb. 7 Villanovan dealing 
with Academic Integrity. Specifically, 
I would like to address some issues 
brought up in Marc Angelaccio's article. 

The idea of having the day was to 
bring the i.ssue to the forefront of dis- 
cussions. I do agree with Angelaccio 
that there are t(X) many people -faculty, 
staff and administration who are will- 
ing to ignore the issue. However, there 
are some of us who feel strongly about 
academic integrity— strong enough to 
try and do something about the lack of 
it on this campus. 

I also think that Angelaccio's sug- 
gestion of an honor code is a very valid, 
but impractical suggestion. The imple- 
mentation of an academic integrity 
policy is a very long and tedious one. 
One school with which I am familiar is 
(ieorgetown, whose new code of aca- 
demic integrity took six years to imple- 
ment. Therefore 1 certainly won't still 
be here to see a major change in policy. 

One of the main focuses of the day 
was discussion. We're not foolish 
enough to think that holding an Aca- 
demic Integrity Day will fix all of 
Villanova's problems with academic 
integrity. However, a goal such as this 
one progresses in baby steps, and we 
believe that this is the first of many such 
steps Over Fall Break, Maureen Finan, 
Dr Fnede and myself attended the Cen- 
ter for Academic Integrity's annual con- 
ference. Many of the ideas for this day, 
and for improvements on campus were 
taken from there. Many schools with an 
honor code hold such a day to keep the 
issue in the minds of the students. In 
that way, honor and integrity become 
priorities, and these priorities are obvi- 
ous lo all the students. 

I would also like lo address the is- 
sue of the Code of Academic Integrity 
for the College of Liberal Arts and Sci- 
ences. In addition to the statement in the 
Blue B<M>k, there is a more explicit state- 
ment in Ihe Unchiridion, the handbook 
for Ihe College of Liberal Arts and Sci- 
ences I'm not attempting to imply that 
this policy IS much better, however it is 


more explicit As in a court of law, ig- 
norance of the pt>licy is no excuse for 
the amount of cheating on campus. 

Jennifer Klick 
Class of 1998 

committee needed 

To the Editor: 

I was disappointed to see the 
Villanovan 's unnecessarily pessimistic 
view of the university's ability to rem- 
edy our academic integrity problem in 
the Feb. 7 editorial "Academic Integ- 
rity Day misses the mark" 

If there is one thing we have learned 
here at Villanova it is that there is no 
situation so serious that it cannot be 
solved through the creation of a com- 
mittee. An academic integrity commit- 
tee is the answer to all of our problems. 
Its membership could be composed of 
cheaters and non-cheaters alike, and, 
within three years, I guarantee they will 
have developed a report that outlines a 
plan to significantly reduce cheating. 

Also, I did not appreciate the unflat- 
tering remarks made about the merits 
of Academic Integrity Day in the edito- 
rial. Have we all forgotten the immense 
impact that such a day can have? Spe- 
cifically, 1 would like everyone to re- 
call the great outcomes of St Thomas 
of Villanova Day. Hopefully, if it's 
done well. Academic Integrity Day will 
have similar effects. 

Jonathan M. Klick 
Class of 1997 

Free speech is not 
limited to nice 

I'o the Editor: 

I have been at Villanova for four 
years now. and I have seen a lot of con- 
troversies uime and go There was the 

tus.sle over Planned ParcntluHxl, for ex 
ample, during my freshman year, dur 
ing which a number of campus groups 
and individuals stepped forward to de- 
nounce the University's restrictions on 
free speech. At the moment, student 
protest continues over school regula- 
tions which prohibit educators and our 
new gynecologist from discussing birth 
control. Yes, indeed, free speech is an 
issue which is never settled at Villanova 

For this reast)n, my own reaction to 
ATO's sexual innuendo is more tem- 
pered than most. The carpentry posters 
and the tricky "Dick" t-shirts provoked 
a swift reaction from individual students 
as well as the university; it is the latter 
which I wish to criticize The office of 
the dean of Students has stepped in with 
an authority which many might find 
appealing. 1 myself do not. Without a 
doubt, ATO's cleverness got the better 
of them in this case, and its members 
have shown that they are deprived of 
both sex and sensibility. 

However, to censor the fraternity is 
to create an exception to the doctrine of 
free speech which so many hope to 
implement on this campus. One of the 
worst things one can do to a goon is to 
let him become a goon. So I .say, let 
ATO print what they want to print, and 
let it be posted wherever they can find 

As for the gcK>d women of Villanova, 
one would expect that they are capable 
of recognizing chauvinism when they 
see it — but even if they are not, it does 
not fall upon the University to assume 
a paternalistic and protective stance. 

Let us keep in mind that civil liber- 
ties are not only for the nice people. The 
maintenance of free .speech requires an 
open-mindedness which is not at all 
synonymous with being politically cor- 
rect or being a political cru.sader. Cer- 
tainly, the swift reaction to ATO's pro- 
paganda aimed to stamp out sexism on 
the campus, but this goal is not to be 
reached through a superficial policy of 
censorship — and those who have re- 
acted run the risk of becoming reaction- 

Jeff Phillips 
Class of 1997 

Education plan should 
open up school choice 


In his State of the Union address. 
President Clinton said that we must put 
education first as he unveiled a bold new 
initiative to revitalize the American edu 
cation system His plan calls for a 40 
percent increase in funding for educa 
lion by the year 2(K)2 as it focuses on 
building reading and math skills for el- 
ementary and middle schw)! students 

A particularly interesting aspect of 
Clinton's proposal is his call for colleges 
to send out large numbers of reading 
tutors to communities through their 
work study programs to which he says 
many university presidents have already 
responded favorably towards. Villanova 
students who volunteer for the various 
tutoring programs our school is in- 
volved in can attest to the fact that many 
youngsters are severely deficient in 
these areas. 

Another aspect of the Clinton pro- 
gram is school choice for students 
among public schools, which is de- 
signed to make schools more competi- 
tive and thus raise their quality. School 
choice should be expanded to include 
parochial schools as well and the gov- 
ernment should provide financial aid to 
needy students wishing to attend these 
schools. This would give parents with 
marginal incomes the opportunity to 
send their children to the value based 
school of their choice. 

For all the talk of family values poli- 
ticians have been stressing the past few 
years, there has been little done to help 
parents foster such values. Bill Clinton 
is right in stressing the importance of 
reading and math but there is something 
far more important than them, the ide- 
als and piinciples which we auempv Vi-> 
develop tn our young peopJc so that fhe y 
may become decent, productive, law 
abiding citizens. 

The Greeks taught that the purpose 
of education is not to obtain wealth and 
power, a common misconception in 
today's materialistic world, but rather 
to become a better person, to strive to- 
wards the highest good While the fun- 
damental skills promoted by Ihe Clinton 
program are a step towards a better so- 
ciety, education that does not have the 
option for some ethical value system 
will fail to build a stable bridge to the 
21st Century. 

The current notion that our schools 
promote a "value free " education st) that 
no one particular .set of values is pro- 
jected or neglected is simply a falsity 
By chiMising .secularism, we do impose 
a certain type of value on our schools 
We do teach our students values, such 
as the values of liberty and freedom, 
ideals that almost all of us espouse. We 
teach them that democracy is the best 
form of government, not communism 
or totalitarianism, and we promote a 
sense of equality and tolerance 

The primary place where children 
should learn values is undoubtedly the 
home. However, a problem arises for 
many parents when they send their chil- 
dren to a school atmosphere where 
many of the other students and teachers 
adhere to a drastically different value 
system. It is difficult for parents to in- 
still their own value system in their chil- 
dren as the children are so influenced 
by their education and with the other 
students with whom they interact 

Often times values taught in public 
schools, such as those promoted in 
many .sex education programs, are quite 
contrary to what parents are trying to 
teach their children Many parents try 
in vain to instill values in their children 
in a society that seems to be in moral 
disarray and they are not receiving 
enough help from the schools This di- 
lemma can only be alleviated by open- 
ing up school choice to include paro- 
chial and private schools 

Critics may argue ihai lax payer 
money should not go to students who 
are attending schools that promote val- 
ues which they di) not agree with How- 
ever, we already have to pay taxes for 
programs that many people may find 
i>bject\onabVe such as cctV<iiv\ deiensc 
programs, mWilary aid to foreign coun- 
tries, the space program and Ihc Lndow- 
menls for the Arts After all, parents 
who send their students lo parochial 
schools are still obligated to support 
public schools. I'hcir funding for pub- 
lic schools can offset governmeni aid 
to parochial schools Moreover, the gov- 
ernment already subsidizes students at 
Catholic and private universities 
through Pell grants and Stafford loans. 
Therefore, why shouldn't programs like 
Ihese be extended to the lower levels of 
education, Ihe building blocks of our 

On Campus . . . with Pat Foley 

Considering the fact that Villanova has insufficient housing for its students (with the 
exception of athletes, nurses, presidential scholars and other favorites), do you feel that 
this University is helpful in finding off-campus accommodations? 

Heather Anthony 



Off campus: Strafford 

" me put it this way, it takes 
me a half hour to ^ei to schmtl 
and my roommate and I are tmi 
broke to eat. " 

Neil Holland 



Off campus: Bryn Mawr 

"I think the University should he 
more 'in touch' with local landlords 
and real estate agents ..." 

Ailene McCiuirk 



On campus: St. Mary's 

No ... in fact, I feel that this 
University acts in a contrary 
manner to aiding students find 
adequate, affordable, and well- 
located housing." 

Pete Acton 



On campus: Klekotka 

"Basically, I would say it sucks." 

Neil Katia 



On campus: Sulliviin 

"Obviously not since i do not 
know where I'm living next 

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Feb. 16 

Student Theater 

I he long awaited auditions tor 
"Shakespeare in the Grotto," pre- 
sented hy V'illanova Student Theater, 
will he held on Feb. 16 and 17 in 
Bartley Hall, Room 117 at 7:30 p.m 
Readings will be provided and pre- 
pared and monologues are welcome. 
Ihis year there are seven student di- 
rectors so come and show them what 
you've got! 

International Foodfest 

Take your taste buds on a trip 
around the world! Come to the Inter- 
national FcK)dfest on Feb. 16 from 5:30 
until 6:30 p.m. in the President's 
Lounge of the Connelly Center. Ex- 
perience African-American. Chinese, 
Hispanic, Indian, Caribbean, Middle 
Eastern and Jewish cuisine, as well as 
foods from every corner of the globe. 
This event costs only $3 per person 
and is sponsored by the Multicultural 
Student League. 

Lenten Program 

A Lenten program of music and 
prayer will be held with the 
Merrimack College Choir and the Vil- 
lanova Pastoral Musicians. This event 
will take place on Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in 
the Church. 

Diversity Educators 

Anyone interested in becoming 
part of a newly formed peer education 
group on diversity can attend a train- 
ing session on Feb. IS from 7:30-9:30 
p.m Please call Calista al xl5255 if 

Feb. 17 

Arab/Islamic Studies 

The Center for Arab and islamic 
Studies and the history and women's 
studies departments are hosting a lec- 
ture on "(irassroots Democracy in the 
Iranian Constitutional Revolution. " 
This event will take place on Feb. 1 7 
,it H p ni in Room 300 of the St. Au- 
gustine Center The speech is being 
given by Dr .lanet Afarv, a specialist 
on Iranian history and women's stud- 
ies al Purdue University. Admission 
is free. 

Moving Off-campus 

Kathy Byrnes and students cur 
rently living off-campus will be dis- 
cussing issues such as leases, land- 
lords and zoning l.iws I he forum 
will be held on Feb 1 7 al 6:30 p.m. in 
the Si Augustine Center. Room 300 
lor more information, please call Me 
lissa al xy7203 This discussion is 
being sponsored bv the Student Gov- 
ernmenl Association and the dean of 
Students' Office. 

Exam Prep 

I )i Hiillv will ollei .III ex.ini pu|i 
and test-taking workshop Feb 1 7 from 
2:30 until 3 20 p m in llie ( ounsel 
ing Center, Corr Hall Room 106. The 
workshop is free and no sign-up is 

Feb. 18 


The Villaiiova chapter of the As- 
sociation for Computing Machinery 
(ACM) will hold its next general meet- 
ing on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m in Mendel 
Hall Room 51C. The featured speaker 
will be Daniel Endy from US Interac- 
tive. He will be speaking about the 
web publishing industry, including 
both the business and the technologi- 
cal aspects of it. Refreshments will be 

Washington Internships 

A repre.sentative of the Washing- 
ton Center will be in the lobby of the 
Connelly Center on Feb. 18 from 12- 
4 p.m. At 4 p.m. there will be an open 
session for all students in Arts and 
Sciences to discuss internships for the 
summer, fall and spring semesters. 


On Feb. 18, the Financial Manage- 
ment A.ssociation (FMA) will be hold- 
ing its fourth meeting. The speaker 
will be Mr. Howard Coonley, vice 
president of commercial banking at 
CoreStates bank. Free pizza and soda 
are offered once dues are paid. 

Feb. 19 

Augustine Speech 

On Feb. 19, Fr. Michael J. Scanlon, 
O.S.A., S.T.D., the Josephine C. Con- 
nelly professor of theology and reli- 
gious studies at the University, will 
discuss the values of Augustine in ser- 
vice of a pluralistic society. The pub- 
lic is invited at no cost. The program 
is at 7:30 p.m. in the Connelly Cen- 
ter. Call 519-4900 for more informa- 


There will be a mandatory meet- 
ing for anyone interested in pledging 
APO, Villanova's co-ed service frater- 
nity The meeting will be held Feb 19 
at 9 p m in Mendel Hall Room 158. 

Feb. 22 

Arab Party 

Hafia, an Arab party will lake place 
on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m in Ihe Belle Air 
Terrace The event will include a pro 
fessional Middle Eastern band from 
New York City, authentic Middle F^ast- 
ern cuisine, a belly dancer and other 
sludcnl jK-rtorniances (ieneral admis- 
sion is $12, and $6 for students with 
LD. For tickets and inform.ition. 
please call either Chrisline al 293- 
7522 or Faahud at 581-2368. 

Alumni Retreat 

Villanova's Campus Ministry and 
iliimni have designed an alumni re- 
treat around the theme, "(irowing in 
I aith in a Busy World '" The relreal 
will be held at the RosemonI .Spiritual 
Center on the grounds of the ( "ornelia 

Connelly Center at Rosemont 
College's campus on Feb. 22 The day 
will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 
the fee is $ 10 per person. Dress is ca- 
sual and friends of alumni are wel- 
come. For more informatit)n, contact 
Campus Ministry's Linda Jaczynski, 

Feb. 26 

Balloon Day *97 

A contest is being held for the de- 
sign of a T-shirt in which the winner 
will have his or her T-shirt sold on 
Ballon Day. Balloon Day is a spring 
mini-cartlival that many students take 
part in to benefit a local charity. For 
the contest, design a T-shirt with a 
maximum of four colors including the 
words "Balloon Day '97." Entries 
must be in by Feb. 26 and dropped off 
at the Campus Ministry Office in St. 
Rita's Hall. Winner will receive $25 
and a T-shirt. 

Feb. 27 

Habitat Supplies 

Habitat for Humanity-Almosl 
Heaven, West Virginia site is in great 
need of hammers, chalk lines, claws 
(cats) and squares. If you can donate 
any of these items, please drop them 
off in the Project Sunshine Office at 
Vasey Hall Room 5. There is a stu- 
dent Habitat trip going to West Vir- 
ginia that will take the items there 
Drop-off deadline is Feb. 27. 


Faculty/Staff Service 

Campus Ministry will sponsor a 
service trip for faculty/ staff and their 
spouses. It will take place June 22-28 
in Brooklyn, New York, where our 
group will renovate two buildings at 
Holy Name Parish in Prospect Park. 
Thirty Villanovans will participate in 
this historic trip. For more informa- 
tion, aintact Barbara Haenn in Cam- 
pus Ministry at x94479. 

Summer Service Trip 

In its ninth year, (iood Works '97 
will again offer a two week opj-xirtu 
nily to serve the poor in Appalachia 
from May 19 through June 1 I'he sites 
are in Kentucky, and are spon.sored by 
the Sisters of St Joseph For more in- 
formation, write (iood Works '97, 
I'^tl CJermantown Ave , Philadelphia. 
Pa 19118. Completed applications are 
due March 1 7 This program fills fast. 
so if you are interested, NOW is the 
time to apply! 

Supplies Needed 

The Mcrida. Mexico service trip 
that will be going to the Yucatan over 
Spring Break is requesting donations 
for certain supplies that arc badly 
needed by the Mi.ssion The items are: 

aspirin, Band-Aids, children and adult 
vitamins, broad .spectrum antibiotic 
with current dates on label (all medi- 
cines/ vitamins need to have intact 
seals), pencils and pencil sharpeners, 
paper, rulers scissors. Items may be 
brought to the Sacristy at the 6 p.m. 
Sunday Mass, or to the Campus Min- 
istry Office in St. Rita's Hall after 
Feb. 15. Thanks to all who will gener- 
ously donate items. 

HEC Retreat 

The spring FIEC retreat will be held 
on the weekend of March 21-23. Stu- 
dents as well as faculty and staff are 
invited to participate. In this experi- 
ence people whose physical disabil- 
ity puts them at the margins of soci- 
ety. HEC (Handicapped Encounter 
Christ) brings both physically disabled 
and non-disabled persons together to 
share a common life in an atmosphere 
of Christian community. If you are 
interested in attending or supporting 
this effort, call or leave your name at 
Campus Ministry, 519-4080. 

Senior Activities 

This year's Senior Dinner Dance 
will take place on Saturday, April 26 
at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Phila- 
delphia. Ticket sales will be held on 
March 24,25 and April 2 and 4 in the 
Radnor Room and on April 3 in the 
Bryn Mawr Room. Tuxedo rentals will be available at this time. Mark 
your calendars and get ready for a 
great time! Any seniors interested in 
winning free tickets to the dinner 
dance can design a T-shirt for Senior 
Week. Entries must be submitted to 
214 Dougherty Hall by March 17. 

Ttitors Needed 

The Office of Human Services is 
looking to hire tutors in all subjects at 
$6 per hour. Please call Patti Rich at 
x97829 if interested. 


Villanova Feminist Coalition 
(VFC) meets at 5 p.m. on Thursdays 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education (basement of Sullivan 
Hall). All female and male students 
interested in addrevsing issues of gen- 
der and justice are invited to attend. 
For more information, call x94608. 

Financial Aid Reminder 

Financial Aid applications for the 
1997-98 academic year arc available 
in the Office of Financial A.ssistance 
and should be picked up as soon as 
possible. Students must complete a 
1997-98 Villanova University Appli- 
cation for Federal Student A.ssistance 
(FAFSA). be sure to read all 
instructions carefully. Students who 
completed a 1996-97 FAFSA appli- 
cation should have received a Renewal 
FAFSA at the address on file at the 
Federal Central Processor sometime 
in January Original FAFSA applica 
lions may be obtained in the Office 
for Financial Assistance Application 
deadline is April 15. 1997. 

Student Theater 

Villanova Student MiisKal'I'heater 
IS back and proudly presents their 
spring musical "On the Town ' show- 
ing on F-eb. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 in 
St Mary's auditorium Any question 

(iay/ lesbian Support 

A support group has been estab 
lished for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and 
those who arc questioning their sexu- 

ality. For more information, call 
the group's hotline by calling x96000, 
then mailbox 85443, or call Fr Shawn 
Tracy, O.S.A. at 519-4081 

Award Offered 

Student Government is offering a 
reward of $1,(X)0 for information iden- 
tifying the person(s) responsible for 
the vandalization of numerous auto- 
mobiles on Merion Avenue in Bryn 
Mawr on the night of Feb. 1 . Student 
Government is working to improve 
relationships with the neighboring 
communities. This type of vandalism, 
if committed by students, damages the 
already fragile relationship between 
our students and the neighbors and 
serves to further the negative stereo- 
types the local townships hold about 
.student behavior. 

Bible Study 

Campus Ministry sponsors a Bible 
study group every Wednesday, 1 1 :30- 
12:30, in the St. Augustine Center 
Room 300. Paul Danove of the reli- 
gious studies department is there to 
help students, staff and faculty reflect 
on the upcoming Sunday's gospel 
reading and understand the Scripture 

Renewal Week 

On Feb. 17 through 20 at 8 p.m. in 
the Church, Fr. John Payne, OS. A., a 
gifted and inspirational speaker will 
guide us in four nights of Lenten Re- 
newal. A Reconciliation Service will 
be held on Feb. 20. Come and make 
tills Ixnt something special 

Villanova Quiz Show 

University profes.sors Dr. Brian 
Jones and Richard Eck.stein with se- 
nior Ann Gavaghan, a Truman Scholar 
and Fullbright Scholar candidate have 
won a $20,(X)0 academic scholarship 
for the University in the final round 
of the MSNBC television game show. 

Internship Forum 

There will be an internship Forum 
on Feb. 18 for the College of Arts and 
Sciences, on Feb. 19 for the College 
of Commerce and Finance and on Feb. 
20 for the College of Nursing. Each 
of these meetings begin at 4 p.m. in 
the Connelly Center Cinema. The 
events will include an information ses- 
sion from panelists and questions from 
the audience. 

French Honor Society 

The French Honor Society, Pi 
Delta Phi, invites all of its members 
to a day at the Barnes Foundation on 
March 16 If you arc interested, 
respond to Ni Ho, 527-6338 or 
Heather Patsis, 581-9024 by Feb. 28. 

(vraduation Lists Posted 

Undergraduates who expect to re- 
ceive degrees Ihis May are urged to 
review the tentative graduation lists 
posted outside Ihe Registrar's Office, 
lolentine Hall Room 203. Ihese lists 
reflect inf<irmation received from the 
deans regarding May degree recipi- 

Search Dinner 

All members from Search Retreats 
I and II are encouraged to attend din- 
ner al the Pit on F"eb 18 or Feb 19 ;it 
'> 15 pm Please come and catch up 
with the Search community. Call Jcnn 
at \ 1 ^626 with any questions. 

February 14, 1997 


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Alumna recalls distinguished career in U. S. Army 


AsM^tunl htaiures t.dilor 

The second profile in our series 
commemorating African- American 
alumni during Black history month 
IS Brigadier General Hazel W 
Johnson-Brown, U.S. Army. 

Johnson-Brown was born in 
West Chester, Pa., the second of 
.seven children. Her father was a 
farmer, her mother, a day-worker 
who would do housework for oth- 
ers. It was her parents" lack of edu- 
cation (neither of them ever gradu- 
ated from high school) and their 
belief in it that led her to seek the 
highest degree of it. They believed 
"that their children could be more 
than they were and get further" in 
their education and in life. 

She received her diploma from 
the Harlem Hospital of Nursing in 
1950. Johnson-Brown began her 
studies at the University in 1953 "at 
a time when there were fewer 
women on campus," and most of 
those were students in the College 
of Nursing. She stayed here until 
the earl^ part of 1955, when she 
entered the army. Three years later, 
the army decided to send her back 
to school to finish her bachelor's 

After a year as a full-time stu- 
dent, she graduated in 1958 with a 
degree from the College of Nurs- 
ing. At one point in her college ca- 
reer, Johnson-Brown recalls living 
at home, working nights at the Vet- 
erans' Hospital at Philadelphia, and 
going to class early in the morning. 
Fondly recalling her experience 
here she .said that "the most memo- 
rable thing about this University is 
the fact that 1 had excellent teach- 

ers across the lioard, not only in luirs 
ing. 1 got my skill working with a lot 
of different types of people." 

"I its my personality . that 
got me into the army."" It was that per- 
sonality, that need to "get things done" 
that helped Johnsort-Brown advance 
in the ranks in the U.S. armed forces. 
"You should always move forward and 
up and not laterally and down" was 
the attitude permeating all aspects of 
Johnson-Brown's life. She always 
tried to move up, and she did so quite 
quickly within the ranks of the army. 

After graduation Johnson-Brown 
went to Tacoma, Washington where 
she was assigned to Madigan General 
Hospital. While later assigned to 
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 
they requested that she study to get 
her master's degree. Johnson-Brown 
received her masters in Nursing Edu- 
cation from the Teacher's College at 
Columbia University in New York in 

Next she was assigned to the 
.United States Military Research and 
Development Committee to work on 
a $5 million project to redesign equip- 
ment for field hospitals. She contin- 
ued her work with the army in vari- 
ous positions. When a colonel with 
whom she worked suggested that she 
continue her studies to earn her doc- 
torate degree. She agreed and went 
to get a doctorate in educational ad- 
ministration. Dr. Johnson-Brown re- 
Qeived her degree from the Catholic 
University in 1978. 

In 1983, Johnson-Brown, Chief of 
the U. S. Army Nurse Corps, retired 
from active duty. An influential mem- 
ber of the military during her nearly 
thiry years of service, she left to pur- 
sue a teach in the university setting. 
"It seems like every time I'd go to a 

AIDS Players Impact 
Concerned Students 

By .ienniff:r cauchard 

Staff Reporter 

On Feb. 1 1, Ihe Villanova com- 
munity was offered Ihe opportu- 
nity to experience a performance 
like no other. The AIDS Players, 
a group of talented Villanova stu- 
dents devoted to AIDS education, 
performed "Living With AIDS "" 

The script was a combination 
of excerpts from seven texts and 
was compiled by Dr Heidi Rose 
of the communication arts depart- 

"Living With AIDS' is in- 
tended to be an alternative to 
AIDS education. Rather than dic- 
tating statistics regarding the 
prevalence of HIV in today's so- 
ciety. Rose wanted to show stu- 
dents what it is like to live with 
the infection Lhe performance 
aims for the audience's heart 
through the actors emotional por- 
trayal of their characters. 

"Living With AIDS" was per- 
formed in Octobei at the National 
Association ol (anipiis Activities 
and will soon be performed .it 
Chestmil Hill College It has also 
been |Hrroiiiiecl in (rout of resi 
dents on c.mipii'^ aiul u ill he |h i 
fornucl m trnnl ot Ihe laiiiltv .mil 
(ireek oru.ini/ations in llu; Inline 

The pl.i\ consists of seven ac- 
tors Sii/elle ( hristian. Mill DaVis. 
Sii/v (ii.iv. Isis Misdaiy, Pete 
Mohan, Noelle /appacosla .iiul 
Krislen Belmont Thev are tiom 
,1 variety ot ina|ors ami range Ironi 
sophomores to seniors. 

Although Ihe group is very 
indivi(iii,ili/ed. these seven do 
have one thing in common thev 
ha\ e an incredible talent for mak 
mg the .iiiiiience see Ihe pain, holli 
emotion. il ,iiu! phvsieal. !h,il 
people iiiteLleil with the HIV vi 
rus expeiu'iu I 

There are 17 very different 
scenes in the play. In one, the audi- 
ence is introduced to a girl who con- 
tracted the virus when she was 14 
and learned of her condition when 
she was 17. 

A subsequent scene was about 
a woman whose husband was HIV 
positive, but she did not know. 

The final scene, performed by 
Pete Mohan, was one of the saddest. 
Mohan is a husband and a father 
who finds out that both he and his 
wife tested HIV positive He pain- 
fully explains the torture of watch- 
ing his 11 -month-old daughter, 
Daisy, get tested. 

According to Mohan, 'Ihis 
man's situation is way too much for 
anyone to deal with because not 
only is he dying and his wife dying, 
but their daughter is dying too. He 
feels responsible and hopeless. The 
worst part is that since he can not 
tell anyone, he lacks siipp<irt and 

Mohan's description ot his 
(ieleroirating baby daughter pulled 
tears from our eyes. First, she 
stoppeii w.ilking, ,inii then stojiped 
I. liking All 111. It she could do in the 
end kiss hini 

( )ii the day he knew she 
miing to die, he dressed her up .iml 
l.nd her coinforlablv on the couch 
Attei she look her l.isl bre.itli. he 
t.ilks .ilioul how woiulerf III il to 
watch the pain How from her and 
Ihe |ov he felt that he would soon 
he |oining her in heaven. 

Dr Rose said that although this 
program will cause peojile to think 
alter they h.ive seen it, she woiuleis 
if it will change their altitudes and 
.iclions m the liiliire After seeing It is like to live with AIDS. ,is 
jiortrayed by the Villanova AIDS 
pl.ivers. It would be a surprise if stu- 
dents did not change their careless 

job, that ()relly soon, 1 was in charge ' 
Her leadership left behind an adnii 
lable legacy In the history of the U 
S military, she was the first African- 
American woman to reach the rank ot 

After her retirement, she spent time 
as an assistant professor at the 
(ieorgetown University School of 
Nursing. In 1986, she began her job 
as a professor in the Gerorge Mason 
University's Schcxil of Nursing (Jradu- 
ate Program In 1989, she became the 
director of the Center for Health 
Policy at George Mason's Shool of 
Nursing. Since her retirement in 1996, 
John.son-Brown is a professor emeri- 
tus at George Mason. She and her 
hu.sband David currently live on a farm 
in Virginia. 

"I don't really retire, what I do is 
change the way 1 work," said Johnson- 
Brown on her following her 
official retirement from George Ma- 
son. "I have more control over my 
time, "she said. That time is divided 
among a number of current activities. 
She is a member of the Board of Di- 
rectors for the Home Health 
accrediation A.ssociation of the Na- 
tional League of Women, the Board 
of Advisors for George Mason Uni- 
versity College of Nursing and Health 
Sciences, the Board of Directors of the 
Visiting Nurses A.ssociation of North- 
ern Virginia, and she is a fellow of the 
American Academy of Nursing. 
Johnson-Brown is a member of the 
Villanova University Board of Trust- 
ees, a position she has held since Janu- 
ary 1996. 

Dr M. Louise Fitzpatrick, dean of 
the University's College of Nursing is 
a personal friend of Johnson-Brown 
Fitzpatrick recalls her relationship 
with Johnson-Brown fondlv and 

speaks highly of her .iccomplisli 
nients. "Hazel Johnson-Brown is an 
accomplished nursing leader, a distin- 
guished and loyal Villanov.iii, and a 
wonderful role model for nursing stu- 
dents." Fitzpatrick continued, saying 
that her "influence has contributed to 
the advancement of the nursing pro- 
fession in many ways." 

Johnson-Brown explained how she 
dealt with the fact that she was an Af- 
rican-American woman by recalling 
a lesson her parents had taught her and 
her brothers and sisters when they 
were young. "My father and mother 
always taught me that you 'cannot 

speiul our time worrying about 
whether someone is prejudiced or dis- 
criminating I'hats their problem, not 
yours. Don't you behave thai way. It 
you are spending your energy trying 
to deal with that, you"re going to find 
yourself wasting .i lot of time " 

Her appreciation lor Villanova 
stems from an overall view of life. 
'Tve been the one woman in a lot of 
groups of men, and 1 think it's the 
same feeling when you're one AJri- 
can-American or one anyling. You're 
always feeling a bit strange, ignored, 
or even ridiculed. I didn't find a lot of 
that here." 


Brigadier C^neral Johnson-BroM(i» retired from the U. S. ^rmy in V9HJ. 

Villanovans for Life attend speech at the 
Pennsylvanians for Human Life dinner 


Staff Reporter 

On Feb 2. Dr. Alan Keyes. a 1996 
Republican presidential candidate, 
spoke at the 25th Anniversary Penn- 
sylvanians for Human Life Dinner in 
Philadelphia Pennsylvanians for 
Human Life (PHL), is an organization 
that seeks to promote Ihe Right to Life 
and combat abortion through educa- 
tional services and speakers. 

Honored at the dinner where, M 
I^iuise Bolger Buthier, with a lifetime 
achievement award and, Theresa 
Karminski Burke, with the Margaret 
W Hoffner Award. Gulhier was the ex- 
ecutive director of PHL for 16 years 
and was instrumental in strengthening 
the organization in southeastern Penn- 

Karminski was honored for her 
work with women suffering from post 
abortion trauma. She emphasized that 
it is always possible for women to 
overcome Ihe mistake of abortion and 
said that "many of the greatest heroes 
of the Pro-I.ife movement are women 
who h.ive had aliortions" ,ind then re 
(lenled and ch.inged llieir ways 

Keyes would energize the audience 
with his speech Before running lor 
President, he was the United St.iles 
Amtiassador to the United N.itioiis 
I conomic ami ( ouncil .ind 
twice iiomm.ited for the United Si. lies 
Sen, lie from Maryland. He said that 
Ihe purpose of his run for the Presi 
ileiKV W.IS to re.iffirm the prin 
ciples that Republican Parly stands for 
.md felt 111. it this acccmiplished 
through the party pl.itform. ( "urrently, 
he is the Chairman of the Declaration 
loundalion ,ind Ihe host of "The Alan 
Keyes Show: Americas W,ike-ii|i 
( all," a national radio talk show 

(entering his speech .iroiind tiie o( our Founding lathers, Keves 
tociised on the Declaration of Irule 
peiulence. which st.iles " .ill nun 
.lie created equal [.iiul] .ire endowed 
by their creator with cert.nn un.iln n 
.ible rights, .imoni! these ,ne 1 ite. 
I iberty and the piiisini of H.ippmess 

Keyes said, "the challenge is to ex- 
lend these rights equally and to all." 
This was the challenge of the Aboli- 
tionist Movement, the Women's 
Rights Movement and the Civil Rights 
Movement, and is the challenge of 
those who promote Ihe Right to Lite 

keyes feels that since the legaliza- 
tion of abortion, those rights h.ive been 
continually and increasingly, under- 
mined. With the legalization of eutha- 
nasia pending, he s.iid that this ilecline 
has moved from "the womb to the 
threshold of the grave" 

Keyes said that we have adopted a 
"might makes right"" mentality and 
stated that we have conceded 
'killing IS alright if enough people 
agree "■ To have Ihe will of Ihe major- 
ity rule under all circumstances was 
not Ihe intent of our louiuling lathers 
I'hey sought to establish a system 
where, mi mater how powerful the 
m.i)orily became, they could not tyr- 
.inni/e Ihe rights of the minority .ind 
voiceless, which is is happening 

Ixpressmg his IhIicI God will 
t.ike care of those \v tio h.ive l'>een 
atiorted, Keyes focused on how hg 
feels ,il-)ortion hurls wnnuii ,md oiii 

sociew He s.iid th.ii ii the Pro-Life 
Movement fails, America will fail." 
Hv destroying life in the name of free- 
tlom, he .irgiied we .ire untlermin- 
ing our freedom and any semblance 
of justice He contended that 'Abor- 
tion kills the hope within us" that goes 
.ilong with giving new life He con- 
cluded by stating he truly felt that 
the Pro-Life Movement would suc- 

The dinner altentied hy a con- 
tingent from Villanovans for Life. Jim 
DeJ.inev. .t )unior science and 
economics ma)or. was .imong those 
present. He thought Keves provided a 
"surprisingly moderate .uul intellec- 
tual crituiue of Ihe current leg.ilized 
.ibortion policy," and touiul that his 
"sl.ince was .irgiied based on -i ratio- 
nal logic was able to stand on its 
own .ipart from bias personal beliefs." 

Members from Ihe group where 
impressed by the political and philo- 
sophic. il theories laid out by Keyes, 
w ho holds a doctorate in public .iffairs 
from Harvard University. Delaney 
added, "My view of the issue has been 
changed sign i fie anil v" 

Keves will undoubtedly continue 
to open eyes as he appears to be a 
rrowinr fnrre in the political arena. 


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Valentine's Day stirs mixed emotions for students 


Staff Rt'fn>/it'i 

Red roses, a box of candy, stuffed 
animals and a sentimental card filled 
with JDvey, dovey sayings, in short, the 
typical Valentine's Day gift But how 
did this idea ot romantic gift giving 
originate'.' Who would have first 
thought to set aside a day of the year 
lor hopeless loves to open up and ex- 
press their feelings'.' 

Well, the beginning ol this liolidav 
did not contain as much romance as it 
does today It started out as early .is 
fourth century RC when the Romans 
practiced an annual worship to the 
god, Lupricus. I'eenage women names 
were put in a box for the adolescent 
men to pick out of. Once they chose a 
name, the woman was to be their com- 
[lanion as well as entertainer for the 
rest of the year. 

After this ritual had been going on 
for SOO years, the Catholic church set 
out lo end it by finding another, more 
suitable, candidate to worship They 

decided on 'Valentiae, a bishop who 
was martyred for disobeying the Ro 
man emperor, Claudius, in 270 A.I) 
.Since Claudius had banned marriage 
throughout his empire, Valentine 
chose to secretly marry young lovers 
so they could experience the holy sac- 
rament. Although Claudius did not ap- 
prove of Valentines actions, he ad- 
mired him for his strength and at 
tempted to make him a Roman god. 
Valentine refused to reject Christian- 
ity and so he was clubbed, stoned and 

While Valentine was in prison 
awaiting his sentence, he met and fell 
in love with a blind daughter of a pris- 
oner. Legend has it that he cured her 
from her blindness and left her a note 
that read "P>om Your Valentine, ' be- 
fore he died. The phrase was left to be 
used by millions of people up to the 
present date. 

Valentine's Day is widely cel- 
ebrated across the world. It is a holi- 
day for romance and lovers. "It's a day 
of no fighting," said student Megan 

Cpmunale. An anonymous student 
also agreed, "It's a day to share time 
with those you care about and express 
your feelings." 

Another student, Michael 
Peterson, proudly claimed, "Iweryday 
should be Valentine's Day!" 

Hut not all share the same feelings 
of happiness. There are those who do 
not think Valentine's day is all it is 
cracked up to be. "It's a chance to be 
fun, charming and witty with family, 
but as far as relationships are con- 
cerned, it's overrated," said Max 

"It's just another day to spend 
money," said student Maria Cam. 

There are those who find it diffi- 
cult to cope with the day because not 
everyone celebrates it. (ioing every 
year without that special someone can 
be difficult to endure 

"It's a day to make those who don't 
have someone painfully aware of that 
fact, "' said Ix-sley Zito. 

"It means that those who have a 
boyfriend or girlfriend are lucky and 

Students take advantage of annual 
opportunity for summer study in Italy 


Staff Reporter 

I'his summer, a group ol Villanova 
students will be saying "Ciao" to the 
I 'nited States, and heading abroad for 
an exciting six weeks ot learning and 
culture in Italy. Their travels will take 
them first to Urbino, Itai\. a quaint and 
picturesque city close to the Adriatic 
Sea. Students will study at the Uni- 
versity of Urbino from July 3 to July 
24 with two Villanova professors, Dr 
Gaetano Pastore and Dr Inna 
Ravevsky, as well as other [uotessors 
tiom the Italian university. 

On July 2.^, the program will trans- 
fer to the Instiluto di I.oren/o de" 
Metlici in Florence, where students 
will be taught by the Institute s pro- 
fessors for two weeks Students will 
take six credits of language study at 
their respective proficiency level 
which will be taught entirely in Italian 
In addition, one may elect to take one 
three credit course in Italian art and 
literature, which will survey the works 
of famous Italian artists and authors, 
such as St I-'r.incis of Assisi and Dante 

This course will be taught in In 
glish. but siutients have the option nt 
reading the texts in either luiglish m 
Italian. The focus of the program is 
concentrated on studying the elements 
ot Italian grammar, conversation, and 

According to Bridget Ragnato, a 
junior w ho participated m the program suiTuiiei. Urbino is a beautiful city 

close to the Adriatic beaches where 
"everyone knows everyone else " and 
students are afforded the opportunity 
to speak and form relationships with 
the native residents. 

Students are able to use their de- 
veloping Italian skills on a day-to-day 
basis, which rapidly increases profi- 
ciency of the language. Those who 
have no prior knowledge of Italian are 
encouraged to participate for this very 
reason; summer study in Italy provides 
the best way to begin study of Italian. 

I'he program is designed to com- 
bine the cla.ssroom experience with 
that of culture by exploring the cities 
of Urbino, Rome, Assisi. Venice and 
many others. Weekend field trips to 
the various cities and other points of 
interest are conducted to allow the stu- 
dents to experience first-hand, the 
material they are studying in the 
room. Professor Pastore believes this 
reinforces the material learned through 
textbooks, and terms this experience, 
"culture learning through observa- 
tion " 

Professor Rayevsky believes the 
combination of learning both inside 
.ind outsiile of the cl.issroom assures 
that students will learn "as much, if 
not more" in the six weeks in Italy than 
in two semesters t>f study at Villanova. 
Bagnato stresses that the constant "ap- 
plication of what one learns about 
oneself and the culture " while in Italy 
is most invaluable. 

One of the most unique features of 
the Villanova Summer Study in Italy 
program is the transition from study- 

ing and residing in Urbino to living in 
Florence. Ilie city of Florence is a cos- 
mopolitan area that contrasts with the 
charming town of Urbino and provides 
a quick change of pace for the stu- 
dents. In Urbino, the cla.sses are ex- 
clusively composed of Villanovans, 
which fo.sters a close bond between 
the students. 

The weekend excursions are coor- 
dinated with the group from Rutgers 
University that will also study at 
Urbino. In Florence, the Villanova stu- 
dents are integrated in class with in- 
ternational students, which is sure to 
provide for a broad cultural experi- 

In F^lorence, students have easy 
accessibility to transportation which 
can take one throughout Italy and to 
other Huropean countries, such as 
France and Switzerland 

Bridget Bagnato admitted that she 
was apprehensive about leaving home 
to study in Italy, but now confidently 
says, "it was the best thing I ever did 
for myself " The Summer Study in 
Italy seems to comprise all the best 
elements of a summer vacation. For 
SIX weeks, a group of about 20 
Villanovans will truly "do as the Ro- 
mans do," and will surely return with 
an incredible sense of the Italian Ian 
guage and culture, as well as memo- 
ries that will last a lifetime 

Students interested in learning 
more about the program may contact 
Dr Pastore in the Department of Mf>d- 
ern languages, \^)4MU 


those who don't, are left in the dust," 
said Brian Duxbury. "Bah-humbug! At 
least I'm saving money." 

All in all, Valentine's Day is here 
every year. It can not be ignored. It 

can not be escaped from. So, if you 
have someone, go all out and spend 
the holiday with that person. If not, 
you are definitely not alone. 


Balloons and flowers prove to be popular gifts on Valentine's Day. 

.Students explore Italy with Villanova's Summer Study Pn»gram. 

Greek Briefs 

All the snow didn't keep the Pi Phis from having a good time Satur- 
day night. Thanks to Jen O'Boyle for having an awe.some si.ster get- 
together in her apartment. Also, the Pi Phis would like to congratulate 
Amy Buck, our new philanthropy chair, Carrie Gizienski, our new pic- 
ture chair, and Laura Carelli, our Senior of the Week. Sf>ecial thanks to Ott and the Social Committee for planning such a fun and excit- 
ing dance night. 

Congratulations to Chi Omega's new pledge executive board: Kri.stin 
Jencius, Ciina Mac Neil, Michele Victor, Ashley Ulloa. Jen Martine and 
I>aura Sikora Also congratulations to Kerry K(x;her on her acceptance 
into the Computer Science Honor Society Get psyched for the Barn 
Dance this weekend girls!! 

ATO would just like to congratulate its Rush Committee for keeping 
us in the spotlight for yet another week They also finished second in 
the intramural volleyball tournament held on Sunday 

Saturday was a day full ol "sisters in a snowtiibe " for Alpha Phi. 
Thanks to Rcnee Napoli for organizing the event. Cireat job, I .iz Schmidt, 
for leading this past weekend's Awakening Retreat Congratulations to 
Rae Obenski for receiving a |ob with Anderson Consulting 

DC IS excited to announce the recently elected officers tor new mem 
bers Olivia Martel as president. Jen Davis as vice president, Joanie 
Spampinato as secretary, Chervl Zecchine as treasurer, l^urcn Barbera 
as social director, Jen l^iffey as rituals director and .Sharon Meismer as 
the foundations director Congratulations girls! Andrea Ciurleo and 
Megan Jovce also deserve a little praise for being offered positions at 
Anderson Consulting' Don't forget about our anniversary celebration 
this weekend ,il the Wild ( )nion It's going to be a great lime! 

Sigma Nil would like to congratulate the candidate class of fall l*)'>6 
on their mitalion into the fraternity Ihey would also like to wish good 
luck to lodd l-mmett and Jim D' Andrea in the plav 'On the Town " 
these next two weekends. 

February 14, 1997 


Page 15 





New member of Student Development 
promotes students to make a change 


Siafj Rf purler 

Carolyn Logan is very excited 
about being named the new assistant 
director for Student Development. She 
feels that "a college environment is a 
tremendous place to work, there are 
so many opportunities and enthusias- 
tic people. " Although this is only her 
first semester here, she appreciates the 
strong sense of community that 
Villanova offers and she has found that 
everyone has been extremely helpful 
and nice. 

Logan is replacing Tom Mogan, 
who had a new position created for 
him in Greek Affairs. As assistant di- 
rector for Student Development, 
Logan's duties include assisting 
Megan Mooney in advising the Cam- 
pus Activities Team (CAT), planning 
night club events, scheduling movies 
and finding interesting .speakers for 

She also works closely with stu- 
dents, advising them on how to go 
about planning events. Logan says that 
she acts as a liaison for tne students, 
she listens to their ideas and then helps 

them make the necessary steps to 
make their plans a reality She aids the 
students in acquiring the information 
that is needed and a.ssists them in de- 
ciding what new issues should be 
brought to campus and how these is- 
sues can be communicated properly. 
L^)gan feels that by getting students 
actively involved in the planning pro- 
cess, they will be able "to learn skills 
that will benefit them not only in col- 
lege, but for life." 

As a graduate student at Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania (lUP), 
Logan worked with student commit- 
tees, planning large scale events such 
as concerts and lectures and brought 
many big names to the campus. Logan 
attended Boston College as a under- 
graduate, and then went on to get her 
masters in student affairs and higher 
education at lUP. Because she was 
recently a graduate student, she has a 
good sense of what is like to be a stu- 

Lt)gan wants to work as an advo- 
cate for the students. She feels that "it 
is important for the students to know 
that there is someone who is working 
for them and is interested in their 

ideas." She hopes to help students cut 
through the red tape that sometimes 
exists when attempting to schedule 
events that they feel are important 
L^jgan plans to work with students and 
actively solicit involvement and cre- 
ate better quality programming and 
educational opportunities for the stu- 

She would like to "try to work 
ciMiperatively v.ith other departments, 
student groups and faculty so that a 
greater number of people can be in- 
volved in planning events and then 
more people can benefit from them. " 
fvOgan feels that "a great deal can be 
learned from one another, and by 
working together, we can break down 
the barriers that sometimes exist be- 
tween students and faculty." 

Logan challenges students who 
feel that there is nothing to do to get 
involved with CAT or go to Student 
Development to create a change or try 
new things. She says that she is al- 
ways looking for new ideas on how 
things can improve and she welcomes 
suggestions and involvement by call- 
ing the office of Student Development 
at X94210. 

Three facilities workers aid 
an injured hawk back to life 

Carolyn Logan, the new assisant of Student Development, hopeg to attract more stndenta to get involved. 


Siafj Reporter 

On Jan 30, a Cooper s Hawk was 
injured as it crashed through an at- 
tic window on the topof Vasey Hall. 
Meanwhile, the Theatre department, 
which is hou.sed in Va.sey, has been 
sitting around trying to figure out 
how to have a character crash 
through the ceiling of the Theatre in 
"Angels in America." 

The wake-up call that the crash 
provides for the people in the play 
is just like how the hawk incident 
should alert the Villanova commu- 
nity to the unselfish dedication of Fa- 

Management. In the play, a pat- 
tern develops a who are sup- 
posed to be care-givers, abdicate 
their responsibilities just when they 
are needed, while complete strang- 
ers generously provide for those in 

In the same way. Bill Bailey, Bob 
Entenman and Chuck Leeds could 
have been indifferent to the welfare 
of the suffering hawk, and just com- 
pleted their jobs. It would have been 
easier to call the SPCA and simply 
way, when they did not have to, and 
for a life that others would dismiss 
as unimportant. 

The irony of the play's title is that 
those who suffer in .society, could ac- 
tually be the angels, but in addition, 
those who help the powerless and 
thus unimportant, are angelic 

Entenman jokes that his mo- 
tives for grabbing the hawk might 
have been otherwise: "He had a little 
hat on with Saint Joes on it. We 

have another .iniinal put away In- 
stead, they put themselves in harm's 
thought he was a spy." The stunned, 
but conscious hawk was trapped in 
the attic loft of Vasey Hall, but the 
"quick action and careful handling 
of this beautiful bird by Bill Bailey 
and Bob laitenman s.ived it, " said 
Leeds, the Director ol Grounds di- 

Bailey resourcefully held the 
hawk's wings, pres.sed to its body, 
while keeping out of its line of sight 
to keep it calm Entenman then put 
It in a box. 

With the box on the seat next to 
him, Leeds drove to the Schuykill 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 
where the hawk is currently in 
"pretty g(H)d condition"without any 
broken bones. 

"I was concerned to get the bird 
properly cared for," Ixeds said "We 
are very concerned about the wild- 
life on campus," he reasoned, be- 
cause, "my life is outdoors and they 
are a major part of our environment." 

Leeds invites others to join him 
in making a small contribution to the 
center which is run mainly by vol- 
unteers. Checks should be payable 
to the Schuykill Center for Fvnviron- 
mental Education and forwarded to 
Betty DeRita at Facilities Services 

There is a consensus among the 
critics that "Angels in America" is 
at least the most significant play in 
the last 25 years, and only time will 
tell if it will be the play of the cen- 
tury. It is Bailey, Entenman and 
Leeds who truly act out this pro- 
found message that makes "Angels" 
so renowned. 

If you think there's nothing to d 
on campus, here's your chance to 
do something about it! 

Applications are now available for the 
following i ,.„^ai!'... i coordinator positions: 

Nightclub, Ideas & Issues, 

Public Relations, Special Events, 

Weekend Activities, Commuter Forum, 

and Cinematic Arts. 

Applications are available in 214 Dougherty Hall. 

Applications are due to 214 Dougherty by 

5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20th. 

Page 14 


February 14, 1997 







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February 14, 1997 


Page 15 

Valentine's Day stirs mixed emotions for students 


Shlff HffX'lU'l 

Red rdscs, a box of candy, stuffed 
animals and a sentimental card filled 
with lovey, dovey sayings; in short, the 
typical Valentines Day gift, liul how 
did this idea of romantic gift giving 
originate? Who would have first 
thought to set aside a day of the year 
for hopeless loves to open up and ex- 
press their feelings? 

Well, the beginning of this holiday 
did not contain as much romance as it 
does today. It started out as early as 
fourth century B.C. when the Romans 
practiced an annual worship to the 
god, Lupricus. Teenage women names 
were put in a box for the adolescent 
men to pick out of. Once they chose a 
name, the woman was to be their com- 
panion as well as entertainer for the 
rest of the year. 

After this ritual had been going on 
for (SOO years, the Catholic church set 
out to end it by finding another, more 
suitable, candidate to worship. They 

decided on Valentine, a bishop who 
was martyred for disobeying the Ro- 
man emperor. Claudius, in 270 A.D. 
Since Claudius had banned marriage 
throughout his empire, Valentine 
chose to secretly marry young lovers 
so they could experience the holy sac- 
rament. Although Claudius did not ap- 
prove of Valentine's actions, he ad- 
mired him for his strength and at- 
tempted to make him a Roman god. 
Valentine refused to reject Christian- 
ity and so he was clubbed, stoned and 

While Valentine was in prison 
awaiting his sentence, he met and fell 
in love with a blind daughter of a pris- 
oner. Legend has it that he cured her 
from her blindness and left her a note 
that read "From Your Valentine," be- 
fore he died. The phrase was left to be 
used by millions of people up to the 
present date. 

Valentine's Day is widely cel- 
ebrated across the world. It is a holi- 
day for romance and lovers. "It's a day 
of no fighting," said student Megan 

Cpmunale. An anonymous student 
also agreed, "It's a day to share time 
with those you care about and express 
your feelings." 

Another student. Michael 
Peterson, proudlv claimed, "Hveryday 
should be Valentine's Day!" 

But not all share the same feelings 
o\ happiness. There are those who do 
not think Valentine's day is all it is 
cracked up to be. "It's a chance to be 
fun, charming and witty with family, 
hut as far as relationships are con 
cerned, it's overrated." said Max 

"It's just another day to spend 
money," said student Maria Cam. 

There are who find it diffi- 
cult to cope with the liay because not 
everyone celebrates it. Cjoing every 
year without that special .someone can 
be difficult to endure. 

"It s .( (.lay to make those who don t 
have someone painfully aware of that 
fact," said Ixslev Zito. 

"It means that those who have a 
boyfriend or girlfriend are lucky and 

Students take advantage of annual 
opportunity for summer study in Italy 


Staff Reporter 

This summer, a group of Villanova 
students will be .saying "Ciao" to the 
United States, and heading abroad for 
an exciting six weeks of learning and 
culture in Italy. Their travels will take 
them first to Urbino, Italy, a quaint and 
picturesque city close to the Adriatic 
Sea. Students will study at the Uni- 
versity of Urbino from July 3 to July 
24 with two Villanova professors. Dr. 
Gaetano Pastore and Dr. Inna 
Rayevsky. as well as other professors 
from the Italian university. 

On July 2."^. the program will trans- 
fer to the Instituto di Lorenzo de' 
Medici in Florence, where students 
will be taught by the Institute "s pro- 
fessors for two weeks. Students will 
take six credits of language study at 
their respective proficiency level 
which will be taught entirely in Italian. 
In addition, one may elect to take one 
three credit course in Italian art and 
literature, which will survey the works 
of famous Italian artists and authors, 
such as St. Francis of Assisi and Dante 

This course will be taught in En- 
glish, but students have the option of 
reading the texts in either English or 
Italian. The focus of the program is 
concentrated on studying ihe elements 
of Italian grammar, conversation, and 

According to Bridget Bagnato, a 
junior who participated in the program 
last summer, Urbino is a beautiful city 

close to the .Adriatic beaches where 
"everyone knows everyone else" and 
students are afforded the o[ip(>rtunil\ 
to speak and form reiatioiisiiips wiili 
the native residents. 

Stutlents are able to use their de- 
veloping Italian skills on a day-to-day 
basis, which rapidly increases profi- 
ciency of the language. Those who 
have no prior knowledge of Italian are 
encouraged to participate for this very 
reason; summer study in Italy pro\ ides 
the best way to begin study of Italian. 

The program is designed to com- 
bine the classroom experience with 
that of culture by exploring the cities 
of Urbino. Rome, Assisi, Venice and 
many others. Weekend field trips to 
the various cities and other points of 
interest are conducted to allow the stu- 
dents to experience first-hand, the 
material they are studying in the class- 
room. Professor Pastore believes this 
reinforces the material learned through 
textbooks, and terms this experience, 
"culture learning through observa- 

Profes.sor Rayevsky believes the 
combination of learning both inside 
and outside of the classroom assures 
that students will learn "as much, if 
not more" in the six weeks in Italy than 
in two semesters of study at Villanova. 
Bagnato stresses that the constant "ap- 
plication of what one learns about 
oneself and the culture" while in Italy 
is most invaluable. 

One of the most unique features of 
the Villanova Summer Study in Italy 
program is the transition from study- 

ing and residing in Urbino to living in 
Florence. The city of Florence is a cos- 
inopolit.m area that contrasts with the 
ch.itmiug town ol Urbino aiid [iro\ iilcs 
a quick change of pace for llu siu 
dents. In Urbino. the classes aie ex- 
clusively composed of Villanovans. 
which fosters a close bond between 
the students. 

The weekend excursions are coor- 
d'lnated with ihe group from Rutgers 
University that will also study at 
Urbino. In Florence, the Villanova stu 
dents are integrated in class with m 
ternational students, which is sure to 
provide for a broad cultural experi- 

In Florence, students have easv 
accessibility to transpi>rtation which 
can take one throughout Italy and to 
other European countries, such as 
France and Switzerland. 

Bridget Bagnato admitted that she 
was apprehensive about leaving home 
to study in Italy, but now confidently 
says, "it was the best thing I ever liid 
for myself." The Summer Stud) m 
Italy .seems to comprise all the best 
elements of a summer vacation. For 
six weeks, a group of about 20 
Villanovans will truly "do as the Ro- 
mans do." and will surely return with 
an incredible sense of the Italian lan- 
guage and culture, as well as memo- 
ries will last .1 lifetime. 

Students interested in learning 
more about the program may contact 
Dr. Pastore in the Department of Mod- 
ern Languages, x94696. 


^liMJcnls «\|)l(ni' ltal\ \Mlli \ iljanova's Siirnnit'i Stii(l\ I'lui^iain. 

those who don't, are left in the dust," 
said Brian Duxbury. "Bah-humbug! At 
least I'm saving money ' 

All III ,ill, X'.ili'nliiie's l).i\ is Ikh. 
eviTN \i.ii li L.iii iiol be iiiiioicd ll 

can not be escaped from. So, if you 
have someone, go all out and spend 
the holiday with that person. If not, 

sou ,iu' (Ifl inilfK fiol .iloiie. 

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Hallotms and Huwers pro\e to be popular ^ifts on \akiitine s l)a\. 

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Greek Briefs 

All the snow didn't keep Ihe Pi Phis from having a good imu s iiiit 
day nighl I hanks to Jen OBoyle lor having an awesoiiic msU i gri 
together in her apartment. Also, the Pi Phis would like to congratulate 
Amy Buck, our new philanthropy chair, Carrie Cii/ienski, oiii new pic- 
ture chair, and Laura Carelli, our Senior of the Week. Special thanks to 
Denise Ott and the Social Committee for planning such a fun and excit- 
ing dance last night. 

Congratulations to Chi Omega's new pledge executive board: Kristin 
frncius, Gina Mac Neil, Michele Victor, Ashley Ulloa, Jen Martine and 
I .1111,1 Sikora. Also congratulations to Kerry Kocher on her acceptance 
into the Computer Science Honor Society. Get psyched for the Barn 
Dance this weekend girls! ! 

ATO would just like to congratulate its Rush Committee for keeping 
us in the spotlight for yet another week. They afso finished second in 
the intramural volleyball tournament held on Sunday. 

Saturday was a day full of "sisters in a snowtube" for Alpha Phi. 
Thanks to Renee Napoli for organizing the event. (Jreat job, Liz Schmidt. 
t"r leading this past weekend's Awakening Retreat. Congratulations to 
Nie Obenski for receiving a job with Anderson Consulting. 

DG is excited to announce the recently elected officers for new mem 
I its: Olivia Martel as president. Jen Davis as vice president, Joanie 
^I'ampinato as secretary, Cheryl Zecchine as treasurer. Lauren Barbera 

IS social director, Jen Laffey as rituals director and Sharon Meismer as 
llu foundations director. Congratulations girls! Andrea Ciurleo and 
Megan Joyce also deserve a little praise for being offered positions at 

\nderson Consulting! Don't forget about our anniversary celebration 
'Ins weekend at the Wild Onion. It's going to be a great time! 

Sigma Nu would like to congratulate the candidate class of fall I Wf> 
on their initation into the Iraternity. They would also like to wish good 
luck to Todd Emmett and Jim D'Andrea in the play "On the Town" 
these next two weekends. 





New member of Student Development 
promotes students to make a change 


Staff Repot til 

Carolyn Logan is very excited 
about being named the new assistant 
director tor Student Development. She 
feels that "a college environment is a 
tremendous phice to work, there are 
so many opportunities and enthusias- 
tic people. " Although this is only her 
first semester here, she appreciates the 
strong sense of community that 
Villancwa offers and she Ikis fouiui ili.ii 
everyone has been extremely helptui 
and nice. 

Logan is replacing Tom Mogan, 
who had a new position created for 
him in Greek Affairs. As assistant di- 
rector tor Student Development, 
Logan's duties include ,issisliiig 
Megan Mooney in advising the Cam- 
pus Activities Team (CAT), planning 
night club events, sclieiliiliiig movies 
and finding interesting speakers for 

She also works closely with stu- 
dents, advising them on how to go 
about planning events Logan savs that 
she acts as a liaison tor the students, 
she listens to then ,uul tlien helps 

them make the necessary steps to 
make their plans a reality. She aids the 
students in acquiring the intorni.ilioii 
that is needed and assists them in de- 
ciding what new issues should be 
brought to campus ,iiul how these is- 
sues can be commuiuc.itetl properly 
Logan feels that by getting students 
actively invoKed in the planning pro- 
cess, tlie\ will he able "to learn skills 
that will benefit them not only in col- 
lege, but for life." 

.'\s a graduate student at 
University of Pennsylvania (I UP), 
Logan worked with student commit- 
tees, planning large scale events such 
as concerts and lectures and brought 
many big names to the campus. Logan 
attended Boston College as a under- 
graduate, .iiid then went on to get her 
masters in student affairs and higher 
education at I UP Bec.iiise she was 
recently a graduate student, she has a 
good sense of what is like to be a stu- 

Logan wants to work as an advo- 
cate for ihc siiulents. She feels that "it 
is import. ml lor the students to know 
llial there is someone who is working 
tor them ami is interested in their 

ideas." She hopes to help students cm 
through the red tape that sonuiiiiies 
exists when altemptiiig to schedule 
events thai they feel are importanl 
Lxigan plans to work with students and 
actively solicit involvement .iiui cre- 
ate better quality programming and 
educatioiKil opporliiiiities tor the stu- 

She also would like to "try to work 
cooperatively with ottier departments, 
student groups and faculty so that a 
greater number of people can be in 
volved in planning events and then 
more people can benefit from them. 
I.ogan leels that "a great deal can be 
learned Irom one another, and by 
working together, we can break dow n 
the barriers that sometimes exist be 
tween students and faculty." 

Logan challenges students who 
teel that there is nothing to iht to get 
involved with CAI or go to Student 
Development to create a change or try 
new things She says that she is al- 
vyays looking for new ideas on how 
things can improve and she welcomes 
suggestions aiul invoKi-ment by call 
iiiii theolficeol Student Development 

Three facilities workers aid 
an injured hawk back to life 


Sniff Reporter 

On Jan. 30, a Cooper s Hawk was 

injured as it crashed through an ,it- 
tic window on the topof Vasey Hall. 
Meanwhile, the Theatre department, 
which IS housed in Vasey. has been 
sitting around trying to figure out 
how to have a character crash 
through the ceiling of the Theatre in 
.Angels in America." 

I he wake-up call that the crash 
|)io\iiles for Ihe people in the pla\ 
IS |ust like how the hawk incident 
should alert the Villanova commu- 
nity to the unselfish dedication of Fa- 

Management. In the play, a pat- 
tern tlevelops a those who are sup- 
posed to be care-givers, abdicate 
their responsibilities just when they 
are neeiled, while complete strang- 
ers generously provide lor those in 

In the same way. Bill Baile\. Bob 
1 nlenmaii and Chuck Leeds could 
have been indifferent to the welfare 
ot the sulTenng hawk, and just com- 
pkled itieii jobs. It would have been 
e.isier to call the SPCA and simply 
w av, when thev did not have to. and 
tor a lite that others would dismiss 
as unimportant. 

The irony of the play's title is that 
those w ho suffer in .society, could ac- 
uially be the angels, but in addition. 
I hose who help the powerless and 
thus unimportant, also are angelic. 
Entenman jokes that his mo- 
tives for grabbing the hawk might 
have been otherwise: "He had a little on with S.iint .loe's on it Wr 

have another animal put away. In 
stead, they put themselves in harm's 
thought he was a spy." The stunned, 
but conscious hawk was trapped in 
the attic loft of Vasey Hall, but the 
■quick action and careful handling 
of this beautiful bird by Bill Bailey 
anil Bob Intenman saved it." saiil 
Leeds, the Director of Cirounds ili 

Bailey resourcefully held iIk 
hawk's wings, pressed to its both 
while keeping out of its line of sight 
to keep it calm. Entenman then put 
it in a box. 

With the box on the seat next to 
him, I.eetis drove to the Schuykill 
Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 
where the hawk is currently in 
"pretty good condition"without anv 
broken bones. 

"I was concerned to get the bin.1 
properly cared for." Leeds said "We 
are very concerned about the vyild- 
life on campus," he rea.soned. be- 
cause, "my life is outdoors and thev 
are a m.ijor part of our env ironment ' 
Leeds invites others to join him 
in making a small contribution to the 
center which is run mainly by vol- 
unteers. Checks should be payable 
to the Schuykill Center for I!nviron- 
mental Education and torw.irded to 
Betty DeRita at Facilities Services. 
1 here is a consensus among the 
critics that "Angels in America" is 
at least the most significant play in 
the last 25 years, and only lime will 
tell if it will be the play of the cen- 
tury. It is Bailey, Entenman and 
Leeds who truly act out this pro- 
found message that makes "Angels ' 
so renowned 

( arol>n Lo^aii, the new assisant of Student Development, hopys to attract mon- students to ^et involved. 



If you think there's nothing to d 
on campus, here's your chance to 
do something about it! 

Applications are now available for the 
following ^A^ coordinator positions: 

Nightclub, Ideas & Issues, 

Public Relations, Special Events, 

Weekend Activities, Commuter Forum, 

and Cinematic Arts. 

Appliciitioiis arc in'tillnlilr in 214 Doiif^hcrtif I lull 

Applications arc iliic to 214 Dougherty Inj 

5:00 p.m. Ihiirsilaij, I cbniary 20tli. 

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Villanova Theatre debuts "Angels in America" 

Special to The Villavovanfnmt Mimi 

Villanova Theatre presents Tony 
Kiishncrs "Angels in America, Part 
1 Millennium Approaches," co-di- 
rected hy Harriet Power and James 
Christy. Feb. I 2- H)and 1S-2.V 
Villanova will also present "Part II, 
Perestroika ■ March 1^-23 and 25-27. 
The two parts ot "Angels in America" 
will run in repertory April 1-6. 

No playwright in recent history has 
taken audiences on such a breathtak- 
uig journey through America m the 
age of AIDS, where personal and po- 
litical planes of life intersect, power- 
lully evoking a nation in crisis. 
Kushner's stunningly theatrical un- 
raveling of the American myths has 
Ignited the imaginations of audiences 
worldwide with its fascinating blend 
of history and surrealism. Kushner 
reveals the uniquely American history 
ol human behavior that is rushing for- 
ward at a dizzying pace This author 
spares his characters no ironies and 
no pain And, in the cliffhanger end- 
ing of "Millennium Approaches," he 
leaves us with the prophecy of hope. 

Kushner's multiple story lines in- 

terweave New York, Washington and 
Utah; present, past and future; even 
earth, heaven and hell. "Angels" 
teems with characters --3 1 of them, 
all portrayed by eight actors-but fo^ 
cuses on a central core that includes 
Prior and Louis, a gay couple who 
must grapple with an AIDS diagno- 
sis; Joe and Harper, Utah Mormons 
who marry and move to New York, 
Joes mother Hannah; Belize, Prior's 
best friend; Roy C'ohn, a character 
based on the legendary homophobic 
homosexual right-wing lawyer. and 
an angel. 

To say that "Angels in America" 
IS award-winning is a grand under- 
statement. The two plays that make 
up Kushner's "Gay Fantasia on Na- 
tional Themes" have won for him the 
1993 Pulitzer Prize ("Millennium 
Approaches"), and for both plays the 
Tony and Drama Desk Awards for 
Best Play. 

"Millennium" received the 1992 
Lx)ndon Evening Standard for Best 
New Play after its production by the 
Royal National Theater, and 
"Perestroika" received the 1994 Outer 
Critics Circle Award for Outstanding 
Broadway Play and an Outstanding 

Achievement in Theater Award for 

Hach of the tour Thursdays (Feb. 
13 and 20, March 20 and 27) will give 
audience members an opportunity to 
hear a variety of invited speakers dis- 
cuss topics related to the plays. Top- 
ics include: "Hope in the Age of 
AIDS" (in conjunction with the AIDS 
Awareness Week,) "Deception, Denial 
and Dehumanization: Roy Cohn, 
Reaganism and the American Right," 
"Utopia and the Angel of History: 
Mormonism, Communism, and 
Walter Benjamin," and "Wrestling 
with the Angel: Issues of Faith and 
Spirituality." Speaker nights are open 
to the community and free to the pub- 
lic, and begin immediately following 
the performances. In addition, post- 
performance discussions will be held 
after the Wednesday, April 2, and 
Friday, April 4 performances. 

"Angels in America Part I: Millen- 
nium Approaches" runs from Feb. 12- 
16 and 18-23. Performances are 8 
p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 
2 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices 
range from $14 to $16 with discounts 
for senior citizens, students and 

Alumni create unique sound 
in Rugby Road 


Assistant Entertainment Editor 

Rugby Road is a local band that 
fuses different elements of rock, jazz 
and funk to create a unique blend all 
ihcir own. They have opened for 
many diverse bands such as Phish, 
Rusted Root and God Street Wine. 
And if that is not enough, two of the 
meriibers, Kenny and Derek, are 
graduates of Villanova University. 

Their latest album. Times Already 
Happened, could be picked up at vari- 
ous local music stores .such as Bor- 
ders, Repo Records, Plastic Fantastic 
.Hid Tower Records in King of 
Prussia. Rugby Road also has a num- 
ber of projects coming up, including 
having their music played on "Singled 
Out " this coming week and upcom- 
ing gigs at Brownies and the Berwyn 

Kenny Kearns, lead singer/ 
writer for Rugby Road, answered 
some questions while the group was 
in town opening for the Jerry Garcia 

How old wtre you when you first 
started the hand? 

We, originally six guys, .started the 
band while we were at Villanova as 
juniors in 1991. 

Does anyone in the band hold 
outside jobs or can you make a liv- 

ing off your music? 

No, we all work. We used to be 
struggling but now we all hold seri- 
ous jobs from graphics design to man- 
aging a cable system. So, we all have 
serious day jobs that help pay the bills. 

What are your plans for the fu- 

Just to basically shop the disc and 
get picked up by some record label 
Our manager, who is actually Chubby 
Checker's son, is shopping around for 

What CD is in your CD player 
right now? 

I actually have one of those six disc 
jabbers. I have Van Morrison, To Long 
in Exile (incredible album), 
Huffamoosc, Paul Simon, Rhythm of 
the Saints, Johnny Cash, Urechanged; 
and Beck, Odelay. 

What do you think is one of the 
best songs on the CD and why? 

"Enough." It was the last one we 
put on the album. I wrote it a week 
before we released the CD. When we 
were in the .studio, we played it and 
the producer loved it and said we had 
to put it on. Everyone was into it. On 
the record it's about four minutes long 
but the live version we stretch out to 
about 10 minutes long. It's definitely 
my favorite song to play live 


Kunby Road, inrluding two 'Nova graduates, can be heard locally at such 
favorites as Brownie's and the Berwyn Tavern 


My favorite band in the world is 
REM. I like stuff like the Beatles and 
Nirvana. I'm into jaz and pop. Bruce, 
the ba.ssist, is into jazz fusion. Derek, 
the guitarist, likes a lot of jazz and ba- 
sically a little of everything. The drum- 
mer, Rich, likes jazz and reggae. Jazz 
is one of the things the band has in 
common; it's a link we all have 

What made you want to play the 
type of music you do? 

1 write all the lyrics. I'm into 
mostly pop tunes. The other guys 
their different influences to add to the 
music. They throw in a lot of jazz. 
They tear my songs apart and put 
.some kick into it which is nice; it puts 
less pressure on me. 

Have you had any training? 

I play anything I can get my hands 
on: piano, trumpet, harmonica, per- 
cassion. I have never had any lessons. 

When did you graduate, and 
how is life at Villanova compared to 
the real world? 

Derek and I graduated in 1992. 
Life in the real world is completely 
different fromVillanova. Villanova 
was like a four-year vacation; it was 
the best time of my life. It's definitely 
a rude awakening when you get out. I 
say, take your time, don't rush to get 
out of there. Stay six years if you can! 
After .sch(x)l we moved out to a farm- 
house and wrote songs out in the 
middle of nowhere--morning, noon 
and night. 

Do you have a new album com- 
ing out? 

We're in the studio right now So 
far, there are nine tracks for a new al 
bum which is probably going to turn 
into ten We are shopping labels right 
now, looking at record companies 

How did you get hooked up with 
the .lerry (Garcia Band? 

Through the Electric Factory 
They treat us well We also plaved 
there with the Allman Brothers Sat- 
urday night with the Jerry Garcw 
Band was the best show of our life 
•"here was a full house, and we played 
well. TTie crowd was really into it and 
we were I(M>scncd up 

■t t t .f . r 


Louis (Rob Rosiello) pulls Prior (Louis Balestra) in this scene from 
Villanova Theatre's production of "Angels in America." 

Graduates reunite in 
" Life is a Dream " 

Special to The Villanovan from the 
Vagabond Acting Troupe 

NORRISTOWN Two recent 
graduates of the master's in theatre 
program of Villanova University have 
joined up to adapt, produce and di- 
rect a new adaptation of Pedro 
Calderon de la Barca's Spanish 
Golden Age play, "Life Is A Dream." 
Villanova graduates Aileen 
McCulloch and Ty Allan Furman 
started working together three years 
ago when they began studying in the 
Villanova master's in theatre pro- 
gram. During that time the graduate 
students worked as assistants in the 
theatre's public relations office, and 
worked on numerous productions to- 
gether (including McCulloch 's final 
directing project of Martin Sherman's 

In between their first and second 
years, the two worked together with 
two other graduate students, Tom 
DeSanto and David Olive, to take a 
Villanova workshop production of 
John Patrick Shanley's "Danny and 
the Deep Blue Sea"on the road, un- 
der the auspices of McCulloch 's 
small traveling company, The Vaga- 
bond Acting Troupe. The production 
was such a critical success that the 
group of four determined to do more 
productions together. 

"Last summer David passed 
away," says McCulloch. "He was 
such a critical part of working fam- 
ilv that we were lost for a while af- 
ter that. But, knowing how much he 
wanted this troupe to work, there was 
no way we were going to fail him 
He had been excited about the idea 
of working with classic texts So, we 
looked for one that he would have 
loved to work on." 

'Calderon s "Life Is A Dream" is 
one of the most produced classic 
Sp.inish texts of the last 400 vears. 
and IS considered to be one ol the 
best plays written by the prolific 
Ciolden Age plavwright," says 
Furman "We actuallv read the plav 
in Dr. F-^arl Bader's Vison and Form 
class - but Aileen couldn't find a 
translation that she thcnight would 
play for a contemporary audience " 

McCulloch, who adapted the 

play and directs the Vagabond pro 
duction, explains that Calderon s 
play is seldom performed in English, 
due to its lengthy speeches and anti- 
quated language. "After doing a com- 
plete verse translation of the text with 
Spanish translator Claire Ru.s.sell, we 
worked with our ensemble company 
to deconstruct the original, and re- 
construct it in this modern adapta 
tion. Our goal was to preserve the 
emotional energy, lyrical integrity 
and physical focus of this timeless 
classic, while bringing new textual 
life to a passionate and riveting 

McCulloch, who has directed 
throughout the Philadelphia area, and 
Furman, who currently works with 
several area companies including 
Theatre Caravan and Philadelphia 
College of Textiles, attribute their 
creative union to work at Villanova. 

In fact, there are many other Vill- 
anova graduates working behind the 
scenes on the production this time 
around," says McCulloch, who notes 
that alumnus Charlie DelMarcelle of 
Lancaster works with the cast on 
movement techniques, while second 
year master's students Ann Da.sen 
and Lee Burnett are handling the 
technical aspects of the production. 
"We even have an undergrad alum 
from the business department as a 
featured player," says McCulloch, 
referring to graduate Tom Fagan 

The Vagabond Acting Troupe 
presents the world premiere of 
"Calderon's Life Is A Dream " 
adapted and directed by Aileen 
McCull(Kh with Claire Russell in the 
company's new home in the fourth 
floor theatre of the Montgonurv 
County Cultural Center, 20S DeKall 
St , Norristown from March 7 
through 29 "Life Is A Dream" opens 
in preview March 7 (three nights) 
with opening nighl scheduled lor 
March 1,^. Shows run Thiirsdavs 
through Saturdays in the evening, 
with Wednesday and Sunday mail 
nees Tickets nin from $7 to %2^ Pre- 
view March 7 is a "pay what you 
can" presentation For ticket infor- 
mation call the Montgomerv County 
Cultural Center box office at MO 

February 14, 1997 


Page 19 







Picture Perspectives: "Dante's Peak" erupts 

"Dante's Peak" is yet another 
movie in the increasmgh long line of 
humankind versus nature films. In this 
installment, Pierce Brosnan (most re 
cently of "James Hond" fame} must 
convince his fellow workers and a 
small town mayor (Linda Hamilton) 
that the nearby dormant volcano is 
about to blow its top 

Predictably, just about everyone 
believes that it is a false alarm until it 
might be too late. Hrosnan must then 
play the role of hero for several of the 
unbelievers as the remainder of the 
movie details the haphazard evacua- 
tion that ensues. 

Hamilton, a divorced mother of 
two, hits It off with Hrosnan as the pair 
face the perils of the lava-spewing 
mountain The movie takes place in 
the U.S. '.V Northwest. 

More than just "James 
Bond Versus the Vol- 


Unlike other movies of similar ilk, 
"Dante's Peak" has a narrative that is 
not entirely dependent upon fantastic 
special effects. In that sense, the dra- 

matic volcano scenes serve as a nice 
bonus rather than the sole event 

The story alone is not altogethei 
gripping, but unlike "Twister," the 
character development does not fall 
flat. Brosnan is likeable without be- 
ing too suave, while Hamilton suc- 
cessfully escapes from her irritating 
"Terminator 2" ca.sting as a gun-tot- 
ing she-warrior. 

There are enough tragedies 
sprinkled in, including deaths to some 

key characters, so that the movie does 
not evolve into a formulaic feel-good 
movie And the token romantic devel- 
opment between Brosnan and 
Hamilton avoids some of the pitfalls 
normally associated with such en- 

While some of the events are far- 
fetched, my knowledge of volcanoes 
is limited enough so that the volcano 
sequences do not seem entirely unbe- 
lievable. On that note, though, the res- 

cue scene with the dog knocks at least 
.1 whole point oft the rating 
RAIINCitoutoflO): 6 

Not Another " IVister" 


"Dante's Peak" is the surprise suc- 
cess of the sea.son. Many have com 
pared the film to "Twister," a natural 


Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton star in Universal's new action flick "Dante's Peak" 

disaster liliii that depends solely on 
special effects for thrills The excite- 
ment of "Dante's Peak, ' however, 
makes "Twister" look like an April 

One of the film's many strong 
points is that it does not locus solely 
on the volcano. Most of "Dante's 
Peak" IS spent ckvelopiiig the char- 
acters and the town, thus causing the 
audience to form an affection for both 
It is not until the final 4.S minutes that 
the volcano does its damage, and the 
anticipation is well worth the wait. 

Another plus, of course, is the spe- 
cial effects. The intensity ol the film, 
with fire-balls falling Irom the sky, 
roads crumbling beneath vehicles, 
buildings collapsing to the ground and 
helicopters crashing into the ash (to 
name but a few ), create an atmosphere 
of tension and suspense. 

"Dante's Peak" does have its 
faults. Two graphic scenes (a fire-ball 
falling on a woman's head and sev- 
eral close-ups of a broken arm) are 
expected, but not enjoyed by the 
weak-stomached. Also, the film, 
when all is said and done, is quite 
predictable. Despite these minor un- 
desirables, the film is definitely a nuisi 

R/VnNG(outoflO): 8 

Irving s "Well Done" 
shoots and scores 


.S/<j// Reporters 

Joseph Irving makes his direc- 
torial debut in the high flying, dunk 
defying basketball epic "'Well 
Done." This ultra low budget film 
($15,000) was financed by family 
and friends and combines the real- 
ism of "Hoop Dreams," the eupho- 
ria of "Hoosiers" and the comedic 
flare of "'White Men Can't Jump "' 

""Well Done" is based on the true 
story of the I^Wl St. Patrick's bas- 
ketball team, who blew out city pow- 
erhouse Tolentine High for the New 
York City Championship in one of 
the greatest upsets of high school 
sports. Told in narrative style 
through the eyes of starting point 
guard Eddie Atwill, the plot fcKUses 
not only on the Cinderella story of a 
sea.son but also deals with the lives 
of the players and their struggles 
with alcohol abuse, academic integ- 
rity and premarital sex. 

T. Bone- This is no "White 
Shadow," this is no "Hoosiers" and 
this is nothing like any cheesy .sports 
movie 1 have ever seen This is 
blood, sweat and tears on film This 
is "The Natural" of basketball. Al- 
though the film is low budget and 
the actors are somewhat inexperi- 
enced, the story itself is inspirational 
and heartwarming. 

My favorite parts of the film are 
the humorous dialogue and ironic 
situations. Hrving shows bravado 
and intelligence in directing the 
scenes, especially those on the court 

1 Ic magnificenlly blends the intcn- 
sitv of the games with the humor 
of the player's antics. For instance, 
there are a couple of scenes in the 
final game where the overweight 
shooting guard Brian Franke, a.k.a. 
Dante, is picked on and harassed 
bv much larger opponents. His co- 
medic reaction is reminiscent of 
Chris Farley in "Tommy Boy " 
This upset blows away Villanova 
over (jeorgetown in \^H5, and 1 
would definitely recommend see- 
ing this film. 

The Thrill- Hands down this is 
the greatest .sports movie 1 have ever 
seen. The best thing about the film 
is that the actors can really play bas- 
ketball, which is very unusual tor 
hoop movies, and they seem like 
regular high school kids which also 
adds to the films realism 

The film represents so many 
different things On a comedic 
level. It is a moral victory for burn 

For example, these guys drink 
more beer than Norm Peterson and 
smoke more marijuana than 
Cheech and Chong. For them to 
win the city championship is as far 
fetched as if Bob Wier was elected 
president. Yet on an inspirational 
level it is the classic story of David 
and (ioliath Nobody gives these 
guys a shot and the papers make 
light of their chances 

It is absolutely miraculous that 
St Patrick's won the city finals, 
without one guy over h feet And 
none of whom went on to play col 
lege basketball, (jo .see this film! 

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Shifj Kefjorter 

This week Villanova's Cultural 
Film and Lecture Series presents 
"Thirty-Two Short Films About 
Glenn Gould," a highly impression- 
istic view of the life of the eccentric 
piano virtuoso. What is unique about 
the film is that it is comprised of 32 
film fragments, each concentrating on 
a different aspect of Gould's haphaz- 
ard existence 

A Canadian import, "Gould" 
moves beyond its title character's 
oversimplified reputation as a '"gifted 
eccentric" Instead, viewers are given 
a glimpse of the artist and the recluse, 
the humorist and the nature-lover, the 
financier and the iconoclast 

While the film offers numerous 
views of this musical genius, one 
thing is certain: Gould had tremendous 
talent By the age of .5 he was already 
composing and memorizing huge 
pieces of music, to the astonishment 
of friends and relatives He made his 
solo debut at the age of 14, playing 
Ik'ethoven's "'Fourth Piano Concerto" 
with the Toronto Symphony Orches- 

One of the film's 

strengths is that the 

filmmakers never 

claim to know the 

secrets of (ilenn 

Gould, but only be 

fascinated by them. 

I he tuiniiii: point ol his career 
came mi the heels ot his first record 
uig tor (olumbia Records, Hack s 
(ioldberg Variations, \f^hich contains 
pieces of music were rarelv 
playi'd then Thi- record became an bestselkr. <inil Gould 
hailed as a genius 

However, (ioiilds fame was 
somewhat clouded by the mixed re- 
views concerning his behavior diir 
mgon stage performances Critics la- 
beled the pianist as odd because he 


"Thirty-Two Short Films About (>lenn (iould" uniquely captures the 
eccentric pianist's life. 

would hum to himsell while he 
played, cross and uncross his legs 
when there were gaps in the music, 
and sit hunched over the piano 

No matter what the weather, 
Gould wrapped himself up in a heavy 
overcoat and layers of gloves anil 
scarves because of his poor circiila 
lion He often became upset and siir 
pnsed hy the criticisms he read, and 
was once ()iiotcd as saying, "I had 
never given any thought to Ihe impor 
l.mce, al to some people, of vi 
su.ii " 

Adding lo the eccentricity sur 
rounded Glenn Gould is the strange 
recurrence (»t the niimlHr ^2 through 
out his life He was born in l')32, 
lu-came one of the great ciMicert pia- 
nists of his time in 1'>M at the age ol 
^2 and became renowned after play 
mg B. nil's "(ioldberg Variations. " of 
whrt h there are 32. Appropriately, the 
form of "( iould" is as fragmented and 
nonlinear as (iould tendeil to be 
One of the film's strengths is that 

the filmmakers never claim to know 
the secrets of Glenn Gould. ImiI only 
to be fascinated by them, thus it is a 
non-narrative examination of the art- 

The lilm delves into the mundane 
as well as the startling, such as when 
(iould walks on stage after soaking 
his hands in warm water, and proceeds 
lo sign <i stagehand's program with 
Ihe words "the last concert." 

The Monday night screening of 
■ Thirty I wo Short Tilins About ( ilenn 
(iould' will be followed by lecturer 
Krin (iabbanl. who will speak abinil 
"'Construct mu I he Aitist" in the film 
( iabbanl is the ch.iir of Ihe ( 'ompara- 
tive I.iteratiiie Department at State 
University ol New York in Sloiiv 
Brook lie has also written seMT.i! 
works concerning ],i// and film 

Toi additional information con 
(.fining the series, call ')47S(), Mon 
cl.iv through Friday from '' .i m. to .*> 
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Eating on the Main Line 

Special to The Villanovan from.lchn 
Harvard's Brew House 

John Harvard's Brew House, a res- 
taurant and microbrfwcry dcdicatfd 
to "honest food ami real heer. ' opened 
Feb. 5, in the old Main l.ion location 
at 62^ West Lancaster Ave. Horn of 
the legend of John Harvard, founder 
of the famed University, it is said that 
he came to this country in \(-iM with 
William Shakespeare's pri/eii beer 
recipes. Lost until recently, the un- 
earthed recipes form the foundation 
for this casual dining restaurant 

"Our guiding principle is simple 
food done well," said fixecutive Chef 
Michael Slavin, who, together with 
Head Brewer Christopher Rafertv, is 
creating fresh lunch and dinner 
menus of American classics with a 
contemporary touch but affordable 
prices. 'While the first visit might be 

to[ luii beer," said Raferty, creatoi ol 
John I larvard's fresiily made ales anil 
lagers, "our guests come again and 
again loi the gt)od food at good 

Lunch selections from the 4'>5 and 
595 express menu include a grilled 
cilaiitro chicken breast sandwich, 
knife and fork roasted steak sandwich 
and mesquite smoked chicken and 
chipoltc spikes pepper quesadilla, to- 
gether with salads, soups and pizzas. 

Ihe more expansive dinner menu 
offers a dozen appetizer selections, 
among them mushroom fritters. Ori- 
ental crispadillas and grilled house 
made sau.sage skewers. For the entree, 
guests can choose from a host of fresh 
salads, an extensive sandwich and 
burger menu, or hot and spicy pasta 
noodles with duck confit and crispy 
vegetables, grilled picalta of pork and 
citrus barbeque sauce, or wild mush- 

room and tennel chicken sausage and 
orecchiette pasta 

The dessert menu oflers hearty 
comfort food such as old fashioned 
deep dish apple crisp, mom's butter- 
scotch pudding and a triple layer deep 
chocolate cake. 

The restaurant features a warm and 
hospitable English pub-like setting, 
including gleaming copper and steel 
tanks, and inviting blend of wood 
paneling, comfortable booths and an- 
tique furnishings. 

One of the room's most unusual 
touches is a series of illuminated 
stained pieces, featuring "saints" 
unlikely to be found together any- 
where else: William Penn, Benjamin 
Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt, John F. 
Kennedy and Jerry Garcia. 

Call (610) 6H7-6565 for hours of 
operation or further information. 

Paramo captivates listeners 


Entertainment Editor 

On Feb. 7, the Latin American 
Studies Program and the Spanish Cluli 
of Villanova University presented 
Paramo in St. Mary's Chapel. Paramo 
is an ensemble of musicians who spe- 
cialize in the performance and com- 
position of the music of the Andrean 
region, as wel\ as the La\in American 
trailition called Nueva Cancion. 

Well over 100 people attended the 
concert, which transcended all lan- 
guage barriers and immersed audience 
members m the literature, language, 
music and history of Latin America. 
P.iramo presented a repertiMre of both 
instrumental and vocal music span- 
ning the American continent, inchui- 
ing Chile, Argentina, Peru. {Bolivia, 
Fcuador, Venezuela and Ihe United 

I he music ol F'.ir.imo combines a 
h.nnionious blend ot voices <ind In- 
struments and a variety ol rhvthms 
The sextet performed <i wide range of 
songs. ,ill the wav from dance 

tunes to slower, miue romantic bal- 
lads. One such song, "Paris, 1^38," 
laments the death of famed poet Cesar 
Vallejo. In this song, the electric gui- 
tar blends perfectly with haunting 
sounds of Andean wind instruments, 
such as the siku, f-xuadorean rondador 
and tarkas. 

The members of Paramo include 
Patricio Acvedo (tenor), Martin 
CarriWo (baritone), Roberto C"as\i\U> 
(tenor), Laura Fuentes (soprano), Juan 
lello (tenor) and Marco Antonio 
Velis (baritone). Besides having well- 
trained voices, each group member 
specializes in particular instruments 
as well. Marco Antonio Velis, for ex- 
ample, plays guitars, quena, cuatro, 
tiple and percussion instruments. Juan 
Tello, in addition, is a specialist in 
sound technology and also a quena 
V irtuoso. 

.According to their introduction. 
Ihe members of Paramo follow a tra- 
ilition of songwriters and musicians 
who have "attempted to combine the 
divergent vet related musical cultures 
of the various regions of L.ilin 

Pavement's newest 
album enchants fans 


Staff Reporter 

Pavement is not only a very 
ented band on the edge of modern 
rock, but they are also a bunch of sillv 
guys. Their sense of humor comes 
through in all of their albums, from 
their debut release Slanlcd und I n 
(hunted to their latest CI), nililKd 
I (ilhcr to a Sisti'r on riioiii^lil 

According to liilrriRi sources, 
F'avement is "generallv lieraiikd as 
a landniark pop noise hand for a post 
grunge, ruMi r.ip. uk k .iiid loll niiisK 
world." 1 III II inosi ucenl release. 
Father to A .Sisiii on Itiou^ht, con 
sisls of only three songs. One of the 
songs, "Kris Kraft", has been de- 
scribed as "a lolloping bass-driven 
romper; the kind of song you might 
have heard at your mother's sock- Imp 
if you grew up in ( /t i iioslovakia 

The two ollur songs on the CD. 
"Mussle Rock" and "Fallu r lo i Sis 
ter on Thoughl" have a more haimi> 
niousand lighter quality to Ihem Ih.iii 
other songs which the hand h ive it 
corded over llu \i mis I he i.ili si ( I ) 
is an experinieittatioii ol I'.im nu ni 
to refine their image from ,i Itmu h ol 
screaming angry-young-nu n in .i 
group of talented and respect, ible 


Pavement is ,in Internet Irieiullv 
band with over K> sites where one can 
learn as much as one would want 
.ibout Ihem. They even have .i 
chatroom where one can talk directly 
to members of Ihe band I'hey are not 
\ erv serious, so ilo not intend to have 
a "real" conversation w ith Iliiin 

C heck out 
Pavement's newest; 

so good they only 

put on three sonj^s. 

W hell lhe\ v*- 1 fc lolii a review 
\v,is l>i iiu; uiilli II .ihdiil lilt II l.ih si 
iiibiiin. hob,in(>\ K li ilhi l>,iiiil s 
pe u iissKui is| h,u k II p SI n su I 

ki \ lio.irdisl ) n-plied, "Noll inmhi .is 
well Ih' peeling potatoes " 1 his mhi 
eluded the corivers.ition willi llieni 

Fans 111 Paviiiienl should .ulti liu 
l.ilesi (I) t(, iluii eolleilion On llu 
I'tliei hand, il one is ndi ih.ii Int' o| ,i 
t.iii. one might In \*.,iil uniil ,i 
Ineiitl buys the CI ) ili.m i.ipc il nil , .| 
ihem tor Iree. 

America." Paramo has performed ex- 
tensively at North American universi- 
ties, including Harvard, .Swarthmore, 
Lafayette and the University of Penn- 

Some of Paramo's founding mem- 
bers have participated in many impor- 
tant bands of the Nueva Cancion 
movement, including Ouilapayun, 
Barroco Andino. Ortiga and the Bos- 
ton-based Forlalcza. Juan TcHo has 
been a memtier of Camac Pacha Inti 
in Chile as well as Fortaleza. Laura 
luentes, in addition, has performed 
w Ith Sotavento and Paraguas in Madi- 
son, WI. 

Paramos music spans many gen 
erations and cultures. Their .songs cap- 
ture the highlights of Latin American 
sounds anil Ir.insport then listeners lo 
another place m lime Ihe effect of 
iheir concert was as luimer- 
mis requests for an encore proved the 
appreei.ilion of every audience mem- 
Iht, whether student, teacher or com 
iminilv member. 


Top Ten 

1. Pavement: Brighten 
the Corners 

2. Wanker: C ontent 

3. Prodigy: 4 Track Sam- 

4. June of '44: Sharks 
and Sailors 

5. "Siihiirhia": Orit^inal 

6. "I he (ireat I nravel- 
ing ": Soundtrack 

7. Man or Astronian: 
Live Transmissions from 
I ranus 

S. Moby: Animal Rights 

9. BJork: Telegram 

10. Aphex I\\in: Richard 
I). James 




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WNOC: a musical delight 


I nlfrlummt'nl Etlilor 

A veritable, cacophonous bar- 
rage of mutated and corrupted air- 
waves could be one way to describe 
the music of WNOC. Twisted impres- 
sions of genre violation could be an- 
other. Either will do, but listeners are 
emphatically encouraged to witness 
for themselves, first-hand, the fa.sci- 
nating novelty that is WNCX". 

Hailing from Narberth, Pa., 
WNOC have been delivering their 
unique musical assault all around the 
Philadelphia area for over six years. 
The quartet is composed of Rob Holt 
on drums, backing vocals and percus- 
sion; Frank Holt on "stupid" bass; 
C^hris Brown on guitar and vocals; and 
the M.C. 40. WNOC smash and blend 
any musical style to deliver their 

The Delaware Valley Music 
Awards nominated WNOC two times 
in a row for Best Funk Band, and once 

for Best Alternative Band. Further 
nu)re, WMMR's(93.3 FM) Street 
Beat Awards selected WNOC for ad- 
ministering the Best Live Perfor- 
mance and Most Outrageous Name 
(rumors abound as for what the name 
really stands for, but Frank simply 
claims, "why nothing of course") 

Clearly the accolades were not to 
go unnoticed as WNOC was chosen 
to open for U2's Zoo TV Tour, play- 
ing before a crowd of 30,000 at 
Hershey Stadium. WNOC also con- 
tributed their song, "AIDS Prevention 
Tip #9," featuring the saxophone tal- 
ent of Grover Washington Jr., to the 
Action AIDS of Philadelphia compi- 
lation Brothers and Sisters. They also 
appear on the Philly Rock Guide com- 
pilation. Hello Philadelphia . 

WNOC recently released their own 
independently produced disc titled, 
WNOC 02. Most of the recording took 
place at Sonic Studios in Philly, and 
the rest was completed at the Chill 
Factor Studio in Ardmore. 

The uncanny musical ity of the 
band is displayed prominently on "Hit 
Ihe Stage" and as well on "Time to 
CJet on." "Monster Truck Intro" and 
"Satan's Monster Truck" assault lis- 
teners with a bombardment of low fre- 
quency waves. "Nu Jaunt" again ex- 
emplifies the broad width of WNOC's 
unique musical pallet. 

WNOC consistently kick out the 
jams to packed crowds filled with a 
frenzied intoxication. To be a part of 
the experience, the only thing one has 
to do is go to Brownies 23 East in 
Ardmore tonight, at 10:30 p.m. 

T'he holidays are always an extra 
special occasion for the WNOC posse. 
They will be featuring extra .special 
musical guests and selections from the 
Barry White closet of love and extra 
special entertainment for lovers on 

For more information, call their 
hotline at (610) 394-9403. 

" On the Town " 


.Staff Rifiortir 

What do you get when you com 
bine three sailors, three beautiful 
women, a drunken voice instructor 
and 24 hours in the most exciting city 
in the world? According to director 
Tom Reing, "Big laughs! Not a dry 
seat in the!" 

Villanova Student Musical ITieater 
will present "On the Town" on Feb. 
13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 in St. Mary's 
Auditorium. The story involves three 
sailors, Gabey (Steve Braut), Ozzie 
(Dave Fazzini) and Chip (Todd 
Emmett), on shore leave in New York 
City. Their search for Ivy Smith, "Miss 
Turnstiles for June" (Sara Macerelli), 
results in a combination of hijinks and 
spit-takes, songs and chases. Ozzie 
couples with betrothed anthropologist 
Claire deLoon (Amy Acchione), and 
Chip meets oversexed taxi driver 

Hildy Esterhazy (Alicia Vitarelli) In 
Ihe remaining 18 hours. New York is 
idolized in all of its glory 

Written in the late 1940s, "On the 
Town" exists mainly as a vehicle for 
lightheartedness and levity in a time 
when America was at one of the most 
deadly and strenuous wars in its his- 
tory. Several musicals concerning the 
war were prt^duced during this time, 
but none so entertaining and endur- 
ing as "On the Town" This over- 
whelming gladness shines through in 
its upbeat music by Txonard Bernstein 
and its comic script by Betty ( 'omden 
and Adolph (jlreen. "On the Town " 
will not fail to delight audiences of all 

Tickets are $5 for students and $7 
for adults and are available in 
Dougherty Hall or Connelly Center 
and at the door. Do not miss out on 
this fantastic comedy! 

Offspring CD disappoints 


.^itaff Reporter 

The Offspring released their new 
album Ixnay On The Hombre Tues- 
day, Feb. 4. The new album opens 
with a disclaimer which advises lis- 
teners about the sarcastic content of 
the program dealing with drugs and 
violence The di.sclaimer says, "If it 
(the lyrics) offends you, then just 
don't listen to it." 

The CD is split into two sections. 
The first halL which includes eight 
songs, sounds more like obnoxious 
noise than music. It makes one won- 
der if the artists put any thought or 
preparation into the music 

The songs are extremely loud and 
hard; the lyrics, for example, are ba- 

sically about smoking marijuana and 
hallucinating. They tell about losing 
one's memory and life to drugs. The 
only way to really make any sense of 
the songs is to read the words im- 
printed on the album's jacket. If they 
had not been, listeners would have no 
possible way to understand what the 
band is constantly screaming about, 
unless of course, they play the album 
back in slow motion. 

After the first half of .songs, there 
is an intermission. This short break 
is filled with music that reminds one 
of being at a carnival or circus. It 
provides the listener with a breather 
before the second half of the CD be- 
gins. This intermission may sound 
strange and peculiar, but sadly, it is 
possibly one of the best songs offered 

on the CD. 

When the intermission ends, one 
might expect the second half to re- 
semble the noisy music of the first 
half. Instead, song ten offers some- 
thing different, which is missing in the 
first section. It actually resembles 

The lyrical content of the second 
half is the same as the first, but the 
music is a bit softer and easier to lis- 
ten to. This part of the CD includes 
the two best songs: "Don't Pick \\ Up" 
and "Amazed" These two tracks are 
good enough to actually be played 
again and sung along to (although one 
may need to enlist the help of the lyric 
sheet). Although these two songs 
contain good instrumentation, their 
lyrics are horrible. "Don't Pick It 


OfTspring's newest, Ixnay on ihe Hombre, lacks musical inleRrity. 

Up," for example, is about a little boy 
who picks up what he thinks is a 
Snickers bar, only to find out that it is 

lxna\ On The Hombre is for only 

the most diehard of Offspring fans. If 
listeners are looking for music - good 
music -they should steer clear of this 
loser; it leaves much to be desired. 


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Madison Square Garden 



Student tickets for the 1997 Big East Tournament will be available to Villanova 
undergraduates via a mail-in lottery. 

Lottery entry forms for the 1997 tournament will be made available beginning February 13. 
Entry forms can be obtained in The Villanovan and at the Athletic Ticket Office in Jake Nevin 
Field House. All lottery entry forms must be submitted with payment for 3 sessions ($30 per 
person covers all 3 potential sessions). Completed lottery entries must be submitted to the 
Athletic Ticket Office by 4:00 pm on Friday, February 21! 

The Big East lottery is only open to Villanova undergraduate students. Students will be able to 
enter in groups of two - only one form is necessary. However, a student's name may not appear 
on more than one form! Students found submitting multiple entries will be disqualified from 
the lottery. 

A list of students selected in the lottery will be posted at the Ticket Office on Wedncschiy, 
February 26 at 5:00 pm. Winners will have until the end of business on Friday, February 28 to 
claim their ticket vouchers for the tourney. 

Ticket vouchers will explain exactly where and when to pick up the actual game tickets at 
Madison Square Garden. Ticket vouchers are not transferable - you will be asked for 
Villanova identification when picking up tickets at MSG. 

In the event that Villanova does not advance to the Big East Championship game, refunds for 
unused vouchers will be available at the Villanova Ticket Office beginning Monday, March 17. 

Students not selected in the lottery may pick up their original checks at the Ticket Office 
beginning Monday, March 10. 


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Page 27 


Irish, Vilianova must face the Huskies 


Staff Reporter 


GEORGETOWN (13-6, 6-6) 

The Hoyas lost. The score was 87- 
75. They played Seton Hall. Ebiho 
Ahonakhai, a senior forward, led GU 
with 20 points and is on pace to be- 
come the fifth player to score 1,(XX) 
points, 5()0 rebounds and 100 steals. 

PROVIDENCE (11-9, 6-6) 

The Friars lost to No. 1 Connecti- 
cut 95-68 at Alumni Hall. However, 
the game was closer than the score 
indicates, with the score tied at the 
tipoff. Super frosh Meghan Hinds 
decided to score 13 points. The Friars 
have four players averaging double 

SETON HALL (8- 12, 5-7) 

The Pirates beat Georgetown 87- 
75 continuing their four-game win 
streak. Dana Wynne scored 20 points 
and secured 17 rebounds. Teammate 
Danielle Golay almost matched 
Wynne's line by scoring 20 points and 
snatching 16 boards. 

Earlier in the week Wynne sur- 

passed Rebecca l^)bo' s mark of 714 
rebounds in 69 games by grabbing her 
715th in a win over St. John's. 
"Wynnedex" anyone? 

RUTGERS (7-13, 5-7) 

The Scarlet Knights deserve a seat 
at the round table after slaying the evil 
Pittsburgh Panthers, 59-53, notching 
their second straight win. King Arthur 
where art thou? Frosh Usha Gilmore 
who tallied 14 f>oints. As a result, she 
was named Big East Rcxikie of the 
Week for her efforts. 

MIAMI (9-1 1,4-8) 

The "Canes beat "Nc^va 70-56 on 
Sunday as head coach Feme Labati 
recorder her 300th career victory. 
They were led by senior forward 
Desma Thomas' 25 points, as she be- 
came the sixth player in Miami his- 
tory to score 1,')()0 points and tally 500 

SYRACUSE (5- 14, 3-8) 

Oranges are up on the stock mar- 
ket as the Orangewomen freshly 
squeezed West Virginia 83-72 on Sun- 
day. This was the l(K)th Big East win 
for the 'Cuse and they celebrated by 
pouring the traditional orange juice on 

each other in the locker room Just 
fact; Syracuse's jersey colors arc or- 

FnTSBUR(iH (7-15, 2-9) 

The Panthers were declawed by 
Rutgers 59-53 on Saturday. Junior 
center Latia Howard led Pitt with 14 
points and 10 rebounds and became 
the ninth player in Pitt history to score 
1,000 points. Pitt out rebounded 
Rutgers 42-25, but committed 30 turn- 
overs to Rutgers 12 


CONNECTICUT (20-0, 11-0) 

The No. 1 Huskies extended their 
win streak to 20 games with a 95-68 
win at Providence. UConn has won 
33 consecutive regular season games, 
27 of these in the Big East. 

Nykesha Sales had 21 points and 
seven boards in just 20 minutes, while 
senipr forward Caria Berube had 18 

NOTRE DAME (19-4, 11-0) 

The No. 15 Irish are on a nine- 
game win streak after they did a jig 
on St. John's 75-47. 

Beth Morgan, the Big East Player 

ot the Week, led her team with 1"^ 
piiints. Earlier in the week, she ic 
corded her 2,(MM) point in route to .i 
win over Miami. She is the first playei 
in ND reach this plateau 1 imagine 
thev had a ceremony for her 

BOSTON COLLEGE (12-7, 8-3) 

BC lost to UConn 60-39 on I'hurs- 
day, halting their longest Big E,ast win 
streak ever at six. The E,agles defense 
held the Huskies to a season-low 60 
points and a season-low 32 percent 
field goal shtxiting. 

WEST VIRGINIA ( 1 4-8, 7 5) 

The Mountaineers dropped their 
third straight game to the 'Cuse on 
Sunday. WVU hit nine threebies, but 
shot only 34.7% from the field over- 


ST JOHN'S (4-16, 2-10) 

The Red Storm lost to No. 19 
Notre Dame, 75-47, on Feb. 9. They 
managed only seven first-half field 
goals. St. John's was led by freshman 
forward Cristina Jorif 's 1 points and 
1 1 rebounds. 

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New teams near the top of the Big East standings 


Staff Reporter 


MIAMI (15-6, 9-4 Higl-ast) 

The Hurricanes junipcd into first 
place in llic Big F:ast 7 with confer 
ence wins over Pitts!)urgh, Rutgers and 
Seton Hall. On Feb. 5, Miami enjoyed 
a 21 -point halftime lead thanks to two 
separate runsol 12-0 and 15-1 on their 
way to a 7S-6.^ home victory over 
Pittsburgh. Alex Fraser and Kevin 
Norris lead the Canes with 15 and 1 I 
points respectively. In its next game, 
Miami extended its home winning 
streak to 10 games with a 53-50 win 
over Rutgers. Fraser and Tim James 
led the home team with 1 1 points 
apiece. Miami defeated Seton Hall 
61-51 to notch its seventh win in its 
last eight games. James and Fraser 
showed the way to victory with a com- 
bined 22^ points and IS rebounds. 

PROVIOFNCE ( 1 7-6, 8-4) 

Pete Gillen's squad split two games 
in the conference last week to drop a 
half-game out of first place behind 
Miami in the divisic^n The Friars won 
their sixth straight game on Feb. 5 with 
a 73-67 home victory over Rutgers 
Austin Croshere led the home team 
w ith 24 points including 5-of-7 shoot- 
ing from behind the arc. Derrick 
Brown added 17 points and 12 re- 
bounds. Providence then traveled to 
Morganlown, WV and were sent 
packing 90-78 in overtime as the 
Mountaineers shot a remarkable 62 
percent from the field. 

GEORGETOWN (14 8. 7 7) 

On Feb 8, the Hoyas dropped to 
.500 in the conference with a 77-74 loss at the hands (»f Svracuse 
Victor Page finished with 2() points, 
five assists and seven rebounds, but it 
was not enough as the Orangemen put 
five players in double figures. Jahidi 
White added 14 points and eight re- 
bounds for (jeorgetown, who lost de- 
spite shooting 51 percent from the 


I'he Panthers went 1-1 in confer- 
ence last week as they topped Seton 
Hall at home and fell to the streaking 
Miami Hurricanes on the road. 
Vonteego Cummings led the way for 
Pitt on Feb. 5 with 24 points in a 78- 
63 loss to Miami. The Panthers never 
recovered from a 21 -point halftime 
deficit. Pittsburgh returned home to 
host a weak Seton Hall team and Chad 
Varga led the Panthers over the Pirates 
79-71 with 19 points on 7-of-l 1 shoot- 
ing. Cummings added 16 points and 
seven assists. 

SYRACUSE (14-9. 5-7) 

The Orangemen split two confer- 
ence games last week squeaking out a 
tough win over Georgetown and fall- 
ing on the road to Bi)ston College. On 
Feb 4, the 'Cuse ended their three- 
game conference winning streak in a 
79-71 loss to BC. Todd Burgan and 
Ja.son Cipolla led the way for Syra- 
cuse with 18 and 15 points, respec- 
tively. In the team's next game, the 
Orangemen put five players in double 
figures as they led wire-to-wire in a 
77-74 victory over Georgetown 
Burgan had 29 pomts and 12 reboiinds 
to lead Syracuse. 

RUTGERS (9-10. 5-8) 

The Scarlet Knights dropped two 
more games last week with to 

Providence and Miami Earl 
Johnson's 18 points were not enough 
on Feb 5 as Rutgers only managed 
two points in the final 1 ;27, losing to 
Providence on the road 73-67. On 
Feb. 9, the Scarlet Knights had their 
second close game with Miami in 
seven days but came out on the short 
end this time 53-50. Geoff Billet had 
a game-high 18 fK)ints and Johnson 
had 12 Ihe past five games for 
Rutgers were decided by a combined 

15 points and they lost three of those 

SETON HALL (8- 14, 3-10) 

Ihe Pirates suffered conference 
losses last week to Pittsburgh and 
Miami. Seton Hall traveled to 
Fitzgerald Field House and found 
themselves in foul trouble for most of 
the second half as they fell 79-71 to 
Pittsburgh. Level Sanders scored 20 
of the Pirates" 28 points in the first 
half and had a game-high 28 pbints. 
The Hall's leading scorer, Shahcen 
Holloway, struggled in the first half 
managing just one point. On Feb. 10, 
the Pirates ran into the hot Miami 
Hurricanes succumbing 61-51 at 
hcmie. Seton Hall held the Canes to 
32 percent shooting, but allowed them 
to capture a back-breaking 22 offen- 
sive boards. Rimas Kaukenas scored 

16 points off the bench to lead the Pi- 


BOSTON COLLEGE (15-6, 9-4) 

The Eagles regained the top spot 
in the division with two wins last week 
against Syracuse at home and steal- 
ing a game against St. John's. Boston 
College played host to the revitalized 
Orangemen on Feb. 4 and triumphed 

79-71 behind a 25 point effort from 
Scoonie Penn Penn broke out with 
7-of-lO shooting from the field in 
eluding three l>ombs from behind the 
arc. BC never relinquished its 45-26 
halftime advantage. On Feb. 9, 
Mickey Curley followed a missed 
shot with one second remaining in 
overtime to lift the Eagles over St. 
John's 81-80 at Madison Square Gar- 
den. Danya Abrams led the visitors 
with 23 points and Penn had another 
good game adding 22 points includ- 
ing five three pointers. 

VlLLANOVA( 17-7, 8-5) 

WEST VIRGINIA (14-6, 8-5) 

The Mountaineers went .5(XJ in the 
Big East last week, but are only a 
game behind Boston College for the 
Big East Six lead. On Feb. 4, West 
Virginia traveled to Villanova and 
played well for 20 minutes, but were 
overpowered in the second half in a 
8 1-70 loss. Damian Owens led WVU 
with 23 points. The Mountaineers 
returned home on Saturday and scored 
a huge 90-78 overtime win against 
Providence. West Virginia shot an as- 
tounding 62 percent fn)m the field. 

CONNECTICUT ( 1 2-9, 5-7) 

In their only game of the week, the 
Huskies fell to Notre Dame in an over- 
time game in South Bend, Ind., 71- 
65. Ricky Moore scored 22 points 
including six three pointers, but the 
Irish never looked back after scoring 
the first five points in overtime. Con- 
necticut played without Rashamel 
Jones, its starting guard who is out 
with an injured left knee. 

NOTRE DAME (11-9, 5-7) 

The Fighting Irish notched two 

conference wins last week at home 
beating St. John's and outlasting ( 'on 
necticut. Despite finding themselves 
in foul trt)uble early, the Irish managed 
a 75-70 victory over the struggling St 
John's Red Storm. Garrity put up 25 
points and 12 rebounds against UConn 
to lead Notre Dame past the short 
handed Connecticut Huskies 71 -65 in 

ST. JOHN'S (9-12, 4-9) 

St. John's dropped two tough 
games last week in conference play, 
one to Notre Dame and the other to 
Boston College. On Feb. 4, the Red 
Storm were unable to capitalize on 
Notre Dame's foul trouble and it 
dropped another conference battle 75- 
70. Zendon Hamilton matched his 
career-high with 28 points. On Feb 
9, the Red Storm fell in the final sec- 
onds of overtime 81-80 at home when 
Boston College's Mickey Curley fol- 
lowed up a Scoonie Penn miss with 
one second left. Hamilton again con- 
tributed 28 points in the losing cause. 


Kirk King's suspension has cost 
Connecticut this season. 

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Losses mount for the IceCats 


Assisluiil Sfuirls t.ililor 

C oMiing ott llic toughcsl [)ail ot Us 
schedule, the hockey team hoped to 
bounce back against Penn State and 
Sacred Heart. Neither game would 
prove an easy task as the team was still 
recovering from injuries and sickness. 

I'he Ice Cats took on Penn State in 
its first matchup of the week. The 
game did not start out well as the Cats 
fell behind by two goals in the first 
ten minutes of the game. This forced 
the team to play catch-up for the rest 
of the game 

Penalty trouble also hurt the team 
as Penn State was able to take advan- 
tage of a couple of power plays. Luck 
was not on the Cats side either. Penn 
States second goal actually went off 
the skate of a Villanova defense men. 
This has been the tale ol the IceCats 

Penn State struck for one more goal 
in the second and two more in third to 
increase its lead. Penn State was also 
able to outshoot the Cats 51-24. Vill- 
anova was unable to overcome the 
early deficit and lost another tough one 
5-0. C\>ming off the hardest part of 
its schedule to play Penn State was 
not easy for the Cats. 

"Because of the toughness of our 
schedule, it is very difficult to change 
gears," commented Head Coach Nick 
Russo. "You play real tense." 

On Feb. 9 the IceCats took on Sa- 
cred Heart. Luck once again proved 
not to be on the IceCats side as two 
strange plays happened to the Cats. 

Following the first Sacred Heart 
goal, 'Nova goaltender Mark Meister 
cleared the puck out of the net in frus- 
tration sending the puck the length of 
the ice. The referee called a 10- 
minute game misconduct on Meister 

and iiiadc linn scivc ins own pciially. 
While till.- penalty is in the rule book 
it is rarely enforced. In another strange 
pia> a Sacred Heart player was 
checked into the Villanova bench 
While trying to get out of the way, 
back-up goaltender Bob DeCJemmis 
was struck in the face and cut. He re- 
quired 15 stitches to close the cut. 

When Meister had to serve his own 
penalty, a cold Mark Ciinsburg was 
forced to enter the game. Not having 
any time to stretch or warm-up hurt 
(iinsburg as the first *.hot he faced beat 
him. Trailing by three at the end of 
one period. Nova .stormed back in the 

second period to in. the game al iIiul 
goals a[iiece This woiiUi be as close 
.is the team would gel as Sacred He.iil 
added two power play goals and a fi- 
nal goal late in the game when the 
Nova offense was pressing In the 
end Sacred Heart won 6-3. 

"We've been playing well as a 
team, but not all parts seem to showup 
at the same time," said Russo. "We've 
stuck with it We've never lost our 
character, pride or discipline, and that 
is something you can build on." 

The team's next five games are all 
conference games including two 
games with Wentworth this weekend. 

HHDln H^ KAHM ,R()H1 Kl 

Jon Jett, the captain of Villanova s IceCats. has played well of late. 

The Villanovan 's 

Athletes of the Week 


J.R. Mcllwain 

Track and Field 

J.R. bettered two NCAA provisional qualifying 
times at the Cannon IV Classic^ in the open 
400m and in the 1600m relay. 


Jenny Higgins 


Jenny led the Cats to a victory over Syracuse 
by scoring 17 points. She unleashed a barrage 
of five three pointers^ four of them coming in 

the first half 

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February ia, 1997 


KUCK'S Campus opinion spl 

Stout: Lappas has given 

ROuestidn of the week: 
Who uot hashed more in 
Nthe past tnonlh -Allen 
Iverson or Steve [.appas? 
Elt's pretty much a toss up. 
but since there's already 
Rent)ugh HI this week's edi- 
tion detending Coach Lap- 
pas, 1 might as well take 
up the case ol "The An- 
swer," Allen Iverson. 

Iverson had a rough week. 
Even thi)ugh he picked up the 
MVP trophy at this year's 
Rookie game in Cleveland, the 
braided maestro was treated to 
a chorus of boos and claims that 
he was undeserving ot his 
Rookie accolades. In addition 
to that, he's been the whipping 
boy of every player who has 
ever put on an NBA jersey. 

Utah's Karl Malone said that 
he doesn't like Iverson 's altitude 
and he believes the former 
Georgetown star should start re- 
specting what the NBA's old 
guard has to tell him. First of 
all, why should Allen listen to 
anything said by the man who 
asked this question when he was 
drafted by the Jazz, "Utah, is 
that a city or a state'.'" Secondly, 
v\hat wisdom can Malone pos- 
sibly offer on success in the 
NBA? His Jazz, with its clean- 
cut, no attitude point guard John 
Stockton, have won exactly as 
many titles as Iversons Sixers 
have, and those Sixers have 
done it in less time. 

Even Charles Barkley has 
trashed young Allen. Now I 
love the Chuck Wagon as much 
as the next guy, but c'mon 
Charles, I hardly think you have 
the room to criticize anyone's 
attitude. And I don't remember 
those 76ers marching in any 
victory parades down Broad 
Street either. 

The bottom line is that the 
kid has some of the best skills 
in the league and he's entitled 
to some arrogance. Who's to 
say Iverson won't come to 
liommate the league in the near 
future? Sure Allen's 22 ppg and 
7.0 apg haven't won Philly 
much this year, but it took Jor- 
dan a while to work the Bulls 
into title contenders. 

But regardless of Iverson s 
talent, all of this talk about re- 
specting his elders is a bunch of 
crap. Why does anyone deserve 
respect just he plays a 
game well due primarily to his 
Ciod-givcn ability' 

Ihe NBA. like any profes- 
sional sports league, is part of 
the entertainment industry, and 
the league's players are its at- 
tractions If Iverson 's attitude 
causes public displeasure, then 
he will pay for it. but. appar 
ently. as indicated by the over- 
whelming sales of his new 
sneaker, people like the guv 

Ihe pompous drivil that the 
older NBA players have been 
spewing just exposes the self 
importance these million dollar 
babies believe is their birth right 
just because they happened to 
dunk ,1 basketball a couple of 
years before Iverson ilid. Ik- 
sides, what gootl is a revolution 
if it doesn't have a little bit ol 
.iiiihiiK Ic .iding it? 

it on Coach Lappas 

the program new life 


Assistant Si>t>ri\ Editor 

Vm going to do something a little 
different than most people on this cam- 
pus. I'm not jumping on the "Steve 
must go" bandwagon. I'm not going 
to spend my nights taping up signs de 
nianding the firing of Coach f^appas 
around campus. Instead 111 remind, 
or maybe tell some people for the first 

time, all that has happened with Vill- 
anova basketball over the past four- 
plus seasons. While I understand the 
great frustration and disappointment 
of 'Nova hoop fans this sea.son, I don't 
agree with the anti-I^appas sentiments 
frequently heard around campus. 

Ihere are a whole host of reasons 
why this sea.s()n has been a disappoint- 
ment to date. I'm not going to say 
that 1 didn't expect more from the 


Steve Lappa.s ha.s bniughl in players like Oiney High's Jason Lawson, 
opening up a pipeline to Villanova for blue-chip Philadelphia prep talent. 

team, but looking back, 1 realize that 
many unrealistic expectations were 
placed on team with only three expe- 
rienced players. 

Ihe day that Tim I homas an- 
nounced he was coming to Villanova, 
every "Nova fan projected a Final Four 
season tor the Cats. The mistake that 
everyone made was suddenly forget- 
ting two players we lost to graduation, 
Kerry Kittles and Eric Eberz. It was 
ludicrous to expect a freshman, no 
matter how talented, and an inexperi- 
enced sophomore, either Howard 
Brown or John Celestand, to replace 
the production of two of the best ever 
at Nova. 

The point isn't to figure what has 
gone wrong, but instead to remind 
people of what Lappas has accom- 
plished in his four plus seasons on the 
Main Line. When Lappas arrived here 
in 1992, he inherited a program that 
had been on a steady decline since the 
19S5 Championship .season, a pro- 
gram with no local recruiting ties, a 
team that played a very boring style 
of basketball and a senior class that 
was an absolute flop. 

While the team finished S-19 in 
Lappas' first season here, something 
very important happened in Novem- 
ber of 1992. We received a commit- 
ment from Alvin Williams, the first 
Philadelphia player to do so in 20 
years. A few months later. Jason 
Lawson also decided on 'Nova. Sud- 
denly we had a coach committed to 
making sure that the top local talent 
gave Villanova a serious look. The 
trend continued with Philadelphia 
area players Brown and Rafal Bigus 
deciding on 'Nova and next year 
Simon Gratz's Marvin O'Connor will 
continue the flow of Philly talent to 


The next .season. L-iippas guided a 
team comprised primarily of freshmen 
and sophomores to their first 20 win 
season since 1987-88 and capped it 
with the NIT Championship. The next 
season we finished 25-8 and won the 
Big East Tournament. And last year 
we finished 26-7, the most wins in 
school history. That adds up to 71 
wins over the past three .seasons! 

1 know what everyone is thinking. 
The wins are great, but we haven't 
done anything in March. We have 
only won one NCAA Tournament 
game over the past two seasons de- 
spite being hnided with talent and a 
No. ?i seed. 1 cant explain it more 
than anyone else can. but it's a shame 
that people forget the many highlights 
of the past few seasons we've 
come up empty in the Tournament. 

Over the past three seasons we've 
consistently been ranked in the top 25, 
and we will make our third straight 
NCAA appearance this year. Al- 
though we haven't had the post sea- 
son success that everyone had hoped, 
Lappas' record over his first four sea- 
sons is certainly better than the 1 8- 1 (>, 
18-15. 17- 15 and 14-15 marks his pre- 
decessor posted. There aren't many 
people here who know what it was like 
to watch those teams struggle . but I'm 
telling you it wasn't fun. Coach Lap- 
pas has provided the spark that Vill- 
anova basketball desperately needed. 

1 agree that there is room for criti- 
cism, but let's wait and see what hap- 
pens come March. Maybe the regular 
season success and post season dis- 
appointment will reverse it.self. We 
have as much talent as any team in the 
country, .so if this team gets on a roll... 
Who knows? 

Nehlsen: Lappas is hurting his team; let him go 


Senior Reporter 

Well it's all over. And anyone who 
thought that it would turn out other- 
wise needs a serious lesson in the 
game of basketball. Our beloved 
Wildcats were absolutely torched by 
Kentucky They weren't in the game 
from the beginning In fact, they 
weren't even in the game from the 
beginning of the season. As soon as 
the game was scheduled, it could have 
been marked as a loss. They never 
had a prayer. 

One thing that has alwavs fasci- 
nated me about Villanovans is our re- 
luctance to criticize our leaders. Per- 
haps It is part of our courteous up- 
bringing When it comes time to ex- 
pose our icons for the frauds that they 
are. we think ourselves too sophisti- 
cated for such a crass undertaking 
Whatever it is, the time has come to 
put our manners to bed. I am ready 
lo say what some people want to say 
but don't-Steve Lappas is the most 
inept coach 1 have ever seen in my 

Anyone who would like to argue 
that point needs only to look at this 
guys defensive philosophy He goes 
nine anil sometimes 1(1 deep off the 
bench and he doesn't even have a 

I wonder what he says during a 
liineoiit when his opponent goes on a 
10 run Is his juvenile courtside 
i.intmg supposed to pass (or defensive 
adiuslment'.' I don't think so. 

It is a comfort that we know his 
philosophy on the other end o( Ihe 
court The hardly potent motion of 
tense has not exactly been wowing me 
recently With Jason I^iwson. Tim 
1 homas ,uid Alvin Williams, why is 
il so important that every player get 
.in iHjiial number of touches on the of- 
linsive end' He must Itimk that he is 
slill coaching Maiiliattaii 

Villanova is more talented at ev- 
ery position than almost every team 
it encounters. Save Ron Mercer, name 
one player that Kentucky has who is 
better than Villanova 's top three play- 
ers. Still, he doesn't .see that his team 
ought to be isolating one-on-one 
matchups, he doesn't see that he 
use a full-court press, and for good- 
ness .sake, he doesn't see that he has 
the players to run for 40 minutes. 

In addition to his lack of under- 
standing about his team's strengths 
and, he doesn't seem to 
have much of an idea about how to 
prepare for an opponent. I can't see 
how one would be befuddled at the 
fact that Kentucky presses for an en- 
tire game, it has been doing il for eight 
years. All that talent and Ihe Cats 
couldn't even get the ball in bounds 

Is it any mystery that the team has 
won exactly one NCAA tournament 
game in Lappas" four years'.' Not in 
my book. Think of the most overrated 
coaches in Division I Lute Olscn? 
Jim Fioeheim? John Hiompson? How 
does l^appas compare to them' You 
can be the judge 

He is without a doubt the worst 
coach in the city of Philadelphia and 
the sad thing is. he has the best talent. 
Imagine what Drexel's Bill Hcrrion or 
St Joe's Phil Martclli would do with 
this team I think that it is time for 
Villanova lo cut its losses and rid it- 
self of Steve I^ippas We must face 
the fact that Kerry Kittles saved 
Lappas' job for four years Without 
Kittles. Uippas" shortcomings are all 
the more clear 

Now it is time to talk about Tim 
I homas I'his kid is not ready to go 
to the NBA J'he sad fact is. he drtesn't 
have much of a choice If Steve I .ap- IS his coach, he won't improve at 
this level Tlicre isn't a remote chance 
of a national championship, so why 
should he vv.iste his time in c olleL't-' 


Many fans are placing the blame for the team's recent di.sappointments 
solely on the shoulders of Head Coach Steve Lappas. 

If I were in Tim Thomas" shoes I 
would take the money and run 

Steve Lappas owes an apology lo 
each and every one of his players 
Williams. John Celesland, I'homas 
and Howard Brown will not achieve 
their full potential under this regime 
and that is sad They arc totally ill- 
suited to this style <if basketball. 

The truth is. the Wildcats embar 
rassed themselves, the student body 
and the alumni last Sunday and the 
blame lies squarely with one man 1 
feel that the athletic department has a 
responsibility Cut ties with Steve 
I^ippas F^nough is enough. 

February 14, 1997 


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Cats poised for run at Big East Championships 


A.ysi.stunl Sports hdiior 

The women's track and field team 
continued its outstanding season with 
a strong performance at the Cannon 
IV Classic at Butler University. Of 
the six athletes competing for 'Nova. 
three ran NCAA automatic qualifying 
times, while the other three ran NCAA 
provisional qualifying times. The Cats 
were looking forward to the challenge 
of this meet all season. 

"At the beginning of the season we 
knew that the Butler Invitational 
would be a highly contested meet with 
schools that we don't see often, SEC 
and Big 10 schools." noted Head 
Coach John Marshall. "It was excit- 
ing for our athletes." 

For the second straight weekend, 
'Nova did not take its whole team to 
the meet. The athletes that competed 
on Feb.l and 2, with the exception of 
senior Krestena Sullivan, had this 
weekend off. I^st weekend's rest paid 
dividends, as all of those competing 
ran strong races. Leading the way for 
the Cats were Sullivan and sopho- 
mores Kristine Jost and Carrie 

Jost ran a 9: 16 in the 30(K)m. Not 

only was this a [)ersonal best, it alst) 
broke the record at that and 
was an NCAA automatic qualifying 

"Kristine Jost was incredible," said 
Marshall. "It was a personal best by 
14 seconds." 

Not to be outdone. Sullivan also 
ran a personal best of 4:40 in the mile. 
Iliis mark was also a fieldhouse record 
and an NCAA automatic qualilying 
time. Crossing the line just after Sul- 
livan was ToIIefson in third place with 
a time of 4:42. ToIIefson afso quali- 
fied automatically for the NCAA 
Championships The final Wildcat to 
finish the race was freshman Carmen 
Douma. Douma finished in fourth 
place with an NCAA provisional mark 
of 4:44. As expected, Marshall was 
quite pleased with these runners. 

"Krestena Sullivan is right on 
schedule to do very well and she has 
to be," said Marshall. "She ran a 
strong race and Carrie ToIIefson was 
right behind her and Carmen Douma 
was right behind her." 

Rounding out the field for 'Nova 
were two competitors in the 800m. 
Freshman Tamieka Grizzle took fifth 
place with an NCAA provisional mark 
of 2:08, while sophomore Jurga 

Men set for Big East 


Staff Reporters 


The men's track and field team 
continued to excel at Butler Univer- 
sity on Feb. 8 when they participated 
in the Cannon IV Cla.ssic at Butler 

University in Indianapolis. Ind The 
team returned with three more pro- 
visional qualifiers, two relays and 
one individual, for the NCAA Cham- 

Leading the Wildcats to their 
strongest finish was the distance 
medley relay team of (jabriel Soto, 
Kareem Archer, Brian Lucas and 
Stephen Howard. In the 1200m event 
of the relay, Soto ran a 2:59 split. 
Archer ran his 400m leg in a strong 
47.3. In the 800m leg, Brian Lucas 
ran a 1:5 L Stephen Howard brought 
the Wildcats home, running a pow- 
erful anchor leg in 4:02. The relay's 
time of 9:40. 1 was enough to get the 
Cats the win. 

The time also bettered the NCAA 
provisional standard and is one of the 
fa.stest times in the nation this year, 
almost guaranteeing the team a slot 
in the NCAA Championships. 'Nova 
was also able to hold off 
Georgetown, the Cats' biggest rival 
in the Big East. 

The 400m and 4 x 400m events 

also produced NCAA provisional 
qualifiers. In the 400m, J.R. 
Mcllwain placed third with an 
NCAA provisional mark of 47.62. 
Mcllwain had run a 47.8 in the same 
event at the Terrier Classic earlier in 
the season. With this improvement in 
his time Mcllwain vastly imprcwed 
his chances at qualifying for nation- 

Mcllwain relurned lor the 
4 X 400m along with teammates 
David Hisler, Archer, and (Jregory 
Young. The team finished in fourth 
place with an NCAA provisional 
qualifying time of 3:12.4. *■ 

Jermaine Deans was entered in the 
long jump for the Cats. Deans placed 
1 1th for the Cats with a mark of 18 
feet, 6 and 1/2 inches. 

The Wildcats had an overall 
strong performance at the Cannon IV 
Qassic. There were three NCAA pro- 
visional qualifying marks among the 
athletes. The team has been doing a 
good job preparing for the upcoming 
Big East conference championships. 
Villanova will be facing intense com- 
petition from other schools through- 
out the Big 

Nonetheless, based on the season 
thus far, the men's track team is well 
prepared to do battle. The meet will 
be held at the Carrier Dome in Syra- 
cuse tomorrow and Sunday. 


JR. Mcllwain bettered two N( AA provisional qualifying standards 
last weekend at Butler 

Marcinkeviciule, in hei tirsl nieel 
since recovering from an ankle sprain, 
finished sixth in 2:09, also an NCAA 
provisional mark 

Marshall was very pleased w ith his 
team's performance in what he calieil 
a tune-up meet for the Big Last Cham- 
pionships He hopes this meet was a 
confidence builder, especially for the 
younger runners such as Ciri//!e and 
Douma. Given its performance over 
the past month, the team should not 
have any doubts as it heads into the 
three big meets of the season. 
Marshall is optimistic about what this 
team can accomplish. 

"We know that we don't have much 
r(H)m for mi.stakes, but we're confident 
that we'll run hard, jump hard and 
throw well," added Marshall. "Our 
goal is to win the Big Last and I think 
we can." 

The team will get a boost this 
weekend at the Big East Champion- 
ships, held at Syracuse University, 
when sophomore Deanna Arnill 
makes her debut in a Villanova uni- 

Arnill. an All-American at Michi- 
gan before transferring to 'Nova, will 
make the Cats even stronger in the 
distance events. 


Kristine Jost smashed her personal record in the 3000m witha 9:16, 
qualifying automativally for the NCAA Champioship meet. 

Penn State roars past 'Nova 


Staff Reporters 

The women's swimming and div- 
ing team traveled to State College on 
Feb. 8 to take on Penn State in a dual 
meet. The Nittany Lions, however, 
were not hospitable guests, sinking the 
Wildcats 188-98. 

I'he Cats knew early thev were up 
against one ot the better swimming 
programs in the Northeast, gaining 
only 39 points after eight events. Penn 
State, meanwhile, was able to garner 
the same amount of points in only four 

Despite knowing early that they 
were on their way to a defeat, the 
Wildcats did not give up, turning in 
some stellar individual performances. 
Villanova turned the heat up in the 
pool late in the meet by capturing first 
place in three of the last four events. 
In the 100 Fly, freshman Terry Brock 
took first in 58.81. 'Nova afso cap- 
tured third in the event, with sopho- 
more Elizabeth L^uwaert finishing in 

In the 200 IM, the Cats dominated 
by taking the top three spots. Fresh- 
man Keri Thorne (2:16.92), junior 
Anne-Marie Adams (2:17.23) and 
freshman Renee Scherr (2:20.47) fin- 
ished one, two and three, respectively, 
collecting 16 points lor Villanova in 
its biggest event of the day. 

Villanova also ct>llccted a tirsl- 
place finish in Ihe 400 Free Relay, the 
last eveni of Ihe meet which a/so 
turned out lo be one of Ihe closest. The 
team of freshman Julie Lapinsky. 
Lauwaerl, sophomore Jackie Gruters 
and Brock touched the pad in 3:34. 0.S, 
just a half second better than the Penn 
Slate squad, good enough for 1 1 

Villanova's only other first-place 
finish came in the 200 Fly. when 
Adams barely edged out her Nittany 
Lion opponent, clocking in at 2:09.09. 
Scherr also took third in the same 
event. So far this season, Adams has 
been a steady contributor for the Cats, 
.swimming in both the butterfly and 
distance freesftyle events. 

Another consistent performer all 
year has been Catherine Sosnowski. 

Against Penn State the sophomore fin- 
ished secmid in both Ihe 100 Breast 
(1:06.06) and 200 BreasI (2:22.45). 
Also contributing against Penn State 
was treshman Keri Thorne, who fin- 
ished the 1000 Free, her strongest 
event, in 10:46.45, just four seconds 
behind the top finisher 

In ihe diving ccMupetilion, sopho- 
more libhy Fogartv filncal Ihitd ,tinl 
t\ninh 111 the /Ma/id.iM. respecliveiy. 
Meanwhile, her sophomore le.immate 
Meilyn Rui/ placed fourth and third 
in the same events. 

If there was an area in which the 
Wildcats did not have any success, it 
was in the short events. The 50 Free 
and 100 Free have been trouble spots 
all season for Nova. Against Penn 
State, the Cats did not place anyone 
higher than fourth in these events 

Despite struggling against the 
Nittany Lions, Villanova's young 
squad consisting of no seniors gained 
valuable experience against a deeper, 
more experienced team The Wildcats 
now hope to turn things around at the 
U S.S Senior Nationals in Buffalo, 
NY. this weekend. 

Men's swimming gets caught 
looking ahead, falls to PSU 

By mp:(;an king 

Staff Reporter 

Alter putting on I a good effort 
against Virginia on Feb 1. Heail 
Coach FaI Bartsch was disappointed 
in his swimmers' eflorts on Feb S at 
Penn State Against Virginia, the men 
swam to seven personal best limes, 
and Bartsch was satisfied with the 
overall improvements, despite several 
injuries However, in Saliirdav's 108- 
143 loss. Ihe men did not have a good 
meet phvsically or mentally. 

Despite a disappoinling pertor- 
mance. tlie Wildcats did have lour in 
dividual first-place winners Tom 
Irace\ touched first in the 100 Free 
in 4^ 'iV while leammale Brian Hlil/er 
linished litth m 4S .SS 

In Uu JOO Back, Gus Membiela 
pi.iu'd tnsi ni 1/^7 33 and right Ix 
huul him in second was l),i\ id 
Haiko in 2:02.80 In \hv 100 Fl\. 
■N(na captured Ihe lust three places 

Junior Jared Lucan placed first in 
52 88. toUowed by freshman Vince 
Allegra in 53.14 and )unior Nathan 
Smith in ^4 48 In another sweep, 
sophomore lohii I'roto look first in Ihe 
:00 IM in 1:58.82 followed by 

Membiela in 2:12.19 and freshman 
Joe Perez in 2:07 20 In the IIKMlFree. 
freshman Matt Monlrasio finished 
seccuiil in 9 38 24 and senior fom 
Brennan placed third in 10(17. 55. 

In the 100 Back, Halko placed sec- 
ond in 56.2.S In the 100 Breast, 
Membiela touched third in 1:02.05, 
followed closely by fourth-place Sal 
Suau in 1:02.33 and fifth-place Proto 
in 1 06.66. In the 50 yard free sprint, 
Traccy placed third in 21.18 ami 
f^lit/er and Brian Finucane finished 
fourth and littli ui 21.92 and 22.87, 

In the relay events, a traditional 
Villanova strength, the learn sw.irii 
well. In the 400 I-ree n l.iv. tlie Uam 
of I, ncan. Allegra. 'Iracev and Hiil/it 
look tiist place in 3:07 (Id, (hen best 
lime ot the sea.son. 

( oniing in second place was the 
learn ol finucane. Smith. Vfoiilr-isui 
and Suau in 3:21 .74. In the 400 Med 
lc\ relay, the learn of 'I'racey, Proto. 
Allegr.i and 1 iican placed third in 

Bartsch took some ot the blame 
for his team's poor pertormance 

I think we were looking past this 
meet and onto the Big Fast meet We 

had more on our minds than jiisl Penn 
Slate." he said. Bartsch explained that 
he did nol prepare Ihe team menially 
lor the last dual meet ol Ihe year. In 
the past, his teams have always had 
two weeks to prepare for ( hampion 
ships, and Ihe scheduling and liming 
of the dual meet had an adverse affect 
on Ihe team. 

"Looking back, I should not have 
scheduled a meet so close to ( hampi- 
oiiships," said Bartsch " Fvervlhing 
comes d(;wn to that meet 

Indeed, Ihe team la()eis loi ihis 
meet so that each member can lui n in 
his best effort of the veai It is also 
one ot Ihe last chances (or individual 
svvinimers lo (pialify for NCAA 
( haiii|iionshi[)s. held at the end of 
March, f he Big Last ( h.impionships. 
held in Piscalawav, N.J., is a loui 
(lav marathon mee! with 13 teams 
competing With 30 lo 40 sw immers 
in each event, only Ihe lop eight make 
it to the finals in order to score team 
points I-verv event also crow ns ,i Big 
last individual champion 

This could be the last meet for se- 
niors Blil/er, Brennan and team cap 
lain Tracey. whom have all put forth 
an outstanding season. 


h ■' 


Page 32 


February 14, 1997 


Big Blue much too much for 'Nova 


Senior Reporter 

"1 didnt think that could happen 
to us," said Villanova. Head Coach 
Steve Lappas 

"I though we played a near flaw 
less game," said K'.-ntucky Coach Rick 

Such arc the sentiments alter a 37- 
point shellacking. The ^)3-56 loss 
dropped • N( .v.i to 1 7-6 overall and No. 
\H m the nation. 

"No one expects to lose in ihis kitui 
of fashion." said lasoii Lawsoii. who 
was unable to get a shot ott in the en- 
tire first half. 

"We could not get into any kind of 
flow against their pressure." said Lap- 

Indeed. Kentucky's swarming 
press was stifling On the game, Vil- 
lanova committed 24 turnovers which 
led to 33 Kentucky points. But that 
did not tell the entire the story. 'Phe 
delcndmg national champions domi- 
nated the glass, outrebounding "Nova 
42-17. In fact, the Kentucky Wildcats 
had more offensive rebounds than the 
Villanova Wildcats had lotal re- 
bounds. On the day, Kentucky 
outscored Villanova on second-chance 
pomts, 2.S-4. 

"1 Ihmk we have to look at our- 
selves and look m the mirror." said 
Lappas "We played a team today that 
wanted it more We were one of the 
top rebounding teams in the country 
before today We got out-efforted." 

"We flat out got after it on the 
backboard," said Pitino 

Pitino noted that the superb re- 
bounding translated into a better all- 
around defensive effort Before the 
game, he had tc^ld his players to "pilch 
a shutout from the three-pomt line " 
"It's easier said than done," he said, 
but his players did just that, limiting 
Villanova to ()-for-3 from three-point 

For most of the game, 'Nova 
played a helter-skelter brand of bas- 
ketball. The team had prepared tor 
three days by practicing against the 
Kentuckv-stvle of full court pressure, 
but It didn't pav off 

' ■'lou can't simulate type ol 
intensity or en\ ironment," .said Lap- 
pas. "At home, pressing teams can 
really press." 

To be sure, the 24,()()() Kentuck\ 
faithful seemed to give added energy 
to the Kentucky players. 

Point guard Alvin Williams, who 
had 1 1 turnovers on the afternoon, said 
getting the ball in bounds was the 
toughest part. After the initial threat, 
ihough. It did not appear to get am 
cisier as the team finished with )iisl 
10 total a.ssists (Kentucky had 2t^) 

Ihe lone bright spot for "Nova was 
Chuck Kornegay. After being limited 
to just one shot in the tirst half, he fin- 
ished as the team's leading .scorer ( 1 2 
points) w ith several impressive dunks 
He alone could not curb Kentucky's 
momentum, though. 

Several Kentucky players played 
well, but it was sophomore sen.sation 
Ron Mercer that did the most dam- 
age. He finished with 23 points, 1 1 
rebounds and six assists. 

"By far, that was Ron Mercer's 
most aggressive and best game as a 
[Kentucky] Wildcat," said Pitino. 

Kentucky was aided by the quick 
return of Jared Prickett from an ankle 

"Jared did a wonderful job getting 
himself back," said Pitino, who had 
said earlier in the week that he doubted 
Prickett would be available for the 

Before the game, Pitino expressed 
his concern about playing a team that 
had three potential NBA first round 
picks. With two talented teams fac- 
ing off, possibly the biggest difference 
was the level of confidence. Despite 
losing his top .scorer to injury and hav- 
ing freshmen and sophomores at four 
of the five starting positions, Pitino 
remains poised for the postseason 

"We expect to win the champion- 
ship," he said, adding that his team still 
needs to improve. 

For Villanova, though, there are 
only five more regular season games 
lett for them to find momentum be- 
fore the Big East Tournament In its 
last 1 2 games, Villanova has gone just 
t^-<^ after going 11-1 to start the vear 

Sputtering Cats 
drop another one 


Assislani Sporls Editor 

The men's basketball team 
dropped a tough road game to Pitts 
burgh on Wednesday night, '^5-H^. 
As Ihe final score indicates, the 
game was close throughout In the 
end though, too many turnovers and 
4(t points from an iinconscicnis ,Ia- 
,son Made did the Cats in. 

'Nova came ready to play de- 
fense as its first two baskets, lay ups 
by John Celestand and AK in Will- 
iams, came off of steals It was evi- 
dent early, however, that this could 
be a special night for Made Made 
connected on four of his first five 
shots, including two threes, and 
combined with teammate Vonteego 
Cummings to score 17of Pitts first 
21 points. 

TTie game went back and forth 
during the first half. Nova's lead 
was never bigger than 4. while Pitt 
never lead by more than 5. Perhaps 
one of the most spectacular plays of 
the year occurred when Rafal Bigus 
followed up a missed Howard 
Brown shot with a rim rockint' 

Despite holding a rebounding 
advantage of 21-15 and shoot ing.S6 
percent (14-for-25), 'Nov i still 
trailed at the half 34-35. I'nm.nily 
due to 13 turnovers 

rhc sf( niid h;tlf vv.i'- l.itiu Iv a sc- 

ries of spurts and it became 
that the team with the biggest spurt 
would win. 

I-.arly in the half, with the score 
knotted at 36, 'Nova went on a 7-0 
run to take a 43-36 lead Chuck 
Kornegav converted a three point 
|)lay, John Celestand made ,i lav up 
and Tim Thomas addeti .i hoop 
Then both teams launched three- 
p(Mnt attacks. 

A lini Thomas three was tol 
lowed by a three Irom Howard 
Brown. Maile countered (or Pitt 
with a three of his own Williams 
scored seven straight pomts lor 
'Nova to extend a one point U.nj \n 
five for the Cats. 

/\ lew iniiuites latei. lead 
was lost tor good. After a shot clock 
violation. Nova's 23rd turnover. 
Maile nailed another three to put 
Pitt up 70-6H. I hat thtce the 
start of a 10-0 run llial put the g.ime 
out of reach lui iIk ( ,its. 

Moments Liter, i.isoii I awsoii 
fouled out with onlv six poinis A 
couple ot late threes In Williams 
and Thomas made the g.ime onlv 
sliehllv 4iioie interestmg 

M, I ill I unshed with to points lot 
I'iii iKioining onlv the thinl Pan 
ther to reae h that plateau I he 
maioiilv of Maiii's points came 
from tin Ihiei' point sinpe, where 
hesh(»lS toi 1.^ I's |iisl OIK sh\ 
i>( the HiL' I asl in ord 


Alvin Williams had a real tough time handling the Kentucky press, committing 11 turnovers. He was not the only 
one who had trouble dealing with the Kentucky Cats, however, as the score indicates. ^ 

Women bombard Syracuse 


Sports Editor 

Hie up-and-dow n women's basket- 
ball team was up on Feb ^ for its 
match-up with the Svracuse 
Orangemen The Cats were feeling it 
from the outside, as they rained eight 
three pointers down on 'Cuse Vill- 
anova rode the long-range barrage to 
a 72-60 victory, which raised their 
record to 12-9 overall and 7-6 in the 
Big Fast 

" Tlie threes re.iUv helped open up 
the game." said Head Coach Harry 
I'erretta "They enabled us to get the 
lead, and once we got the lead thev 
trapped us and we moved the ball real 
w( 11 and we got some easy shots." 

Ihe Wildcat that opened the flood 
gates was Jenny Higgins I'ln- s toot 
in junior came out with the hot hand. 
Intling her first trifecta less th<m .i 
nnmite into the contest. She would 
hit three more in the half, her fourth 
coming with almost ten minutes re- 
m. lining in the first session F'or the 
game Higgins shot 5-toi 10 from 
three-point range, finishing with a to- 
tal of 17 points and nine rebounds in 
^S minutes plaved 

"Whin sIh makes some threes, it 
opens up Ihe game toi us .ig.iinsi the 
/one.' said Perretta ot Higgins' plav 

As fViutta noted. Higgins' /one 
buakiiig necessitated the Or.inge's 
shiltmgover to her sule I'hiscreateil 
open looks for Jenea Skeeters. The 
treshman sharpshooter hit the first ol 
her two triples with 23 seconds re- 
maining in the lust half, giving the 
( .Its a 32-24 lead at the break Ihe 

eight-point lead was their largest of 
the first half. 

"[The hot shooting] was conta- 
gious, " said Perretta of Higgms and 
Skeeters' hot shooting "f)ne person 
starts making shots and then other 
people start hitting shots" 

Skeeters led all scorers in the game 
with 19 points on 7-of-15 sh(Miting 
She also grabbed six boards 

Fhe Cats allowed ' to crawl 
back into the game in the second half, 
as the Orange tied the score two min- 
utes into the half The Cats' regained 
their stability, however, responding 
with a 7-0 run. Jenn Sliwa got it 
started with a three pointer and two 
tree throws, scoring five points in 
seven seconds. 

Syracuse never made another seri- 
ous charge, however, and the Cats 
were able to case their way to the vic- 
tory at the free throw line Villanova 
helped itself by shooting 16-ot-2() 
from the line for the game, while Syra- 
cuse converted only 14 ()f-27 from the 
charity stripe 

"We plaved hard. " Perretta said. 
"Sometimes when you plav hard you 
catch some breaks" 

In addition to Ihe outstanding per- 
formances of Higgins and Skeeters. 
the Cats continued to receive their 
regular contributions from Sliwa, Jenn 
Bci.sel and Shanette Lee Sliwa turned 
in a workmanlike effort for the Cats, 
collecting 14 points and amassing I I 
rebounds, seven of which she snagged 
Irom the offensive glass Beisel rippt"d 
down 10 boards and scored eight 
plants on 4 ot 7 shooting Lee only 
scored toiii points, but did an i iilst.ind 

ing job of distributing the ball, dish- 
ing off 1 1 assists. 

With the inexperienced squad's 
record now standing a few games 
above .5(K). Perretta is satisfied with 
his team's progress thus far 

"Before the season 1 thought that 
if we went 5(K) it would be a verv 
g(Kxi year." Perretta said. "Right now 
I'd say that were probably ahead of 
where 1 thought we'd be at this point " 

The Cats will now face a number 
of tough tests, taking to the road for 
their next three games On Sunday 
they travel to St. John's to take on the 
Red Storm before facing the 
conference's top two teams. Notre 
Dame and Connecticut They will be 
in South Bend on Wednesday before 
heading into the buz/saw in Storrs on 
Feb. 22. 


> — 

ml' >ii II i J.I a J 

I'llnroHY lAi Kll liol I DWA'i 

F'he Cats reliable .|enn Beisel. 



\r\i\ 1 KM 1 ^. \ II 1 \\()\ \. i\i 


Sullivan and Sheehan go co-ed in fall 


Staff Reporter 

On Monday night, Feb. 17, mem- 
bers of the department for Residence 
Life announced their decision to make 
Sheehan and Sullivan Halls coed for 
next semester (Fall 1997) in order to 
accomplish a variety of goals set forth 
by the department. 

According to Dr. Christine 
Lysionek of Residence Life, the reso- 
lution to make Sheehan and Sullivan 
Halls co-ed is only a small part of a 
much bigger plan within the depart- 
ment. Lysionek said, "Co-education is 
the strategy that Residence Life has 
chosen to achieve a larger plan for 
unity among University students." 

At the Monday night meeting, 
Lysionek emphasized that the goals of 
the department were: To improve a 
sense of community among all sopho- 
mores, especially those living in the 
two dorms; to actively engage resi- 
dents in discussions and activities that 
are important to the development of 
individuals in a larger community; to 
impfove the quality of social interac- 
tion between men and women living 
in the two dorms; and to significantly 
impact the envircMiment of Sullivan, 
with regard to discipline and vandal- 
ism. She said, "Residence Life is ex- 
chMl «0dl ffie eseiges, and we am 
looking forward to providing a better 

quality of life for sophomores living 
in the Ouad area " 

Accompanying the changes in 
Sheehan and Sullivan, there will be 
new requirements for the residents, 
such as attending two education pro- 
grams geared toward co-habitation 
and participating in one community 
service activity per semester. Students 
in both dorms will also have to sign 
Community Living Contracts agree- 
ing to comply with the above require- 
ments. In addition, roommates will be 
asked to write their own contracts 
specifying what they expect from each 
other. "With the open visitation policy 
that will begin in October of next se- 
mester comes the is.sue of privacy," 
Lysionek said. "Roommate Contracts 
will help to protect each roommate' s 
rights and set grotjnd rules that will 
ensure a comfortable living environ- 

To facilitate the integration of the 
dorms, a new Resident Assistant struc- 
ture will be implemented. In each 
dorm there will be one advisor for 
Community Service and one advisor 
for Community Development. A fifth 
position will be available as Quad di- 
rector. These five graduate students 
will also be in charge of the sixteen 
Resident Assistants who will live in 
Sheehan and Sullivan. 

- Th e liiiju u e tmuB w uiiegaie 

Sheehan and Sullivan was made by 


Coed dorms, as Sullivan and Sheehan are expected to become next year, facilitate better interation between male 
and female students. 

Rev. John Stack O.S.A., dean of Stu- 
dents and Dr. Ricnard A. Neville, vice 
president of Student Life, after the 
proposal to do so was submitted to the 
Student Life Conmiittee of the Board 
of Trustees in December. Many stu- 
dents are surprised at the University's 

Freshman Molly O 'Conor, said, 

"Because of the conservative visita- 
tion policy in effect now, 1 am sur- 
prised that the University agreed to go 
along with this. Personally, I have no 
objections!" Other students like Terry 
Arlotta, a resident of Fedigan, believe 

«B|i»«rao«g peen. He said. "I think 
it's a good idea because the arrange- 

ments will be more true to life, said 
Arlotta. "Roommates will have to 
work out agreements and deal with 
their problems in an adult manner." 

Freshman Nicole Salamy added, 
"Diversity makes for a real college ex- 
perience for everyone involved. I'm 
thrillMt^Vbout the chance to have this 
great experience." 

Laptops will be mandatory for C &F students 


Staff Reporter 

There has been mention of a new 
and somewhat controversial require- 
ment being made for the up and com- 
ing Commerce and Finance (C&F) 
students. Dr. Thomas Monahan, dean 
of Commerce and Finance, has pro- 
posed and approved a plan to require 
incoming freshman of the College of 
C&F to purchase a laptop computer 
upon admission to the University. 
This requirement is likely to be ex- 
pected for the students enrolled as 
freshmen for the '97 Fall semester. 

According to C&F Senator Eric 
Ouisenberry, the proposal entails the 
purchase of a uniform laptop supplied 
by the University. Accompanying this 
proposal are numerous questions. 

First of all, many are concerned 
about the added cost to tuition. TTie 

students will have the option to pay 
for the computer in full at the com- 
mencement of their enrollment, or 
they may choose to spread the cost of 
it over eight semesters. At the con- 
clusion of the student's four years, the 
individual will then own the computer. 
This additional cost is of great 
concern to many current C&F stu- 
dents. Sophomore finance major, 
Brian Atkinson expressed a concern 
for heightened tuition costs: "The 
University already requests thousands 
of dollars of us; one can only take out 
so many student loans." 

Another troubling aspect of this 
proposal is the management of trans- 
fer students. As the University has a 
very high retainment rate in general, 
there will be those few who decide to 
pursue their studies elsewhere. If the 
transfers have paid for their laptops in 
full upon enrollment, then of course 

they will be free to take the comput- 
ers with them. If payments are being 
made the student will have the option 
of finishing the payments, or may pos- 
sibly be allowed to give the laptop 
back to C&F to distribute to another 
student transferring into the school. 

The College of Commerce and Fi- 
nance is planning on informing incom- 
ing students as they accept admittance 
to Villanova of the requirement being 
made as to hop)efully prevent them 
from purchasing their own computer. 

Although many are appropriately 
concerned with the additional cost this 
laptop poses, there are obvious ben- 
efits that having these computers will 
produce. Eric Ouisenberry and oth- 
ers involved in helping shape this plan 
hope to ensure that the of the com- 
puter can be built into the curriculum 
C&F is currently requesting that ac- 
counting professors take computer 

classes so as to not only learn how to 
use the programs and applications but 
to also find ways to structure their 
classes around them. 

Many universities have been en- 
acting similar policies, giving their 
curriculum a very competitive advan- 
tage. Student Government Associa- 
tion (SGA) president Pete Acton is in 
full support of Monahan's plan. 
Monahan "is on top of the needs of 
students and knows what they need 
upxjn entering the business world,"said 
Acton. "In addition, the use of laptops 
will improve the academic quality of 
education." If the University wants to 
remain academically competitive, 
many feel this plan is an appropriate 
place to start. 

Senior management major Kevin 
Daniel.sen fore.sees the financial con- 
cerns of students, but feels the aca- 
demic benefits far exceed any finan- 

cial complications, With consistent in- 
class use of effective software, "the 
benefits of having the computer will 
out weigh its costs," said Danielsen. 

University Information Technolo- 
gies (UNIT) hopes to establish a .ser- 
vice center that will be able to an.swer 
questions and solve operational prob- 
lems 24 hours a day. Tentative plans 
anticipate that all of the laptops will 
be fully under warranty for the entire 
four years of the student's career at 
the University. It is also anticipated 
that up-grades will be attainable peri- 
odically, free of charge or at a very 
minimal cost. Specific costs of the 
laptops and anticipated di.stribution of 
payment have not been identified 

As much is anticipated, more con- 
crete and specific plans as to cost, 
model, and policies will be defined in 
the next month 


CAT'S "Singled Out," hosted by Chri.s Kazarian and Boh lannozzi, 
attracted nearly 1,000 students. (Turn to page 18 for the full story) 

Administration not likely 
to defer Rush this year 


As.\nt(int Ney\'\ hdiim 

Ihe proposal to defer Rush until 
lirst semester sophomore vear has 
been withdrawn by l)r Richard A 
Neville, vice-president of Student 
Life, from the Student Life Commit 
tec ol the Universitv Senate, because 
of a counter-proposal from the Inter 
fraternity and Panhellemc Councils 
that outlined changes the Creek com 
munity plans to make to eliminate the 
need for Rush postponement 

According to Keith Manning, 
president of the IPC. the (ireek torn 
munity came up with the counterpro 
posal they 'felt the reasons 

the administration offered for defer 
ring Rush, such as problems with the 
community, academics, ha/ing, and 
alcohol, were not going to be solved, 
in fact, we thought it might make the 
problems worse. Our proposal will 
hopefullv counter and solve these 

The proposal, tentative at the mo- 
ment ami sub|ect to approval by the 
entire IFC-Panhellenic Council, in- 
tends to strengthen the ( ireek cornmii 
nitv by creating standards and rules 
which fraternities and sororities must 
follow in regards to the academic mis 
sion of the University, the responsible 
use of alc(^hol, respectful treatment ot 
tellow students and organizations, and 

the sense of communitv between tin. 
I Imversity and the Greeks. 

The administration believed the 
counterproposal was in good l.iith ami 
a reasonable effort at tackling the con 
cerns surrounding the ( Ireek comniu 
nity, according to the Rev John Stack, 
OS. A., dean of Students 

If the IFC Panhellemc Council 
.ipproves the proposal, as they are ex- 
pected to 111 the near luture. and if the 
fraternities and sororities take it seri- 
ously. Stack said that the administra- 
tion IS "happy to keep Rush at its cur- 
ri lit tmu-. " and not defer it. 

An in ticptli (II III If i>n the Greek 
projJDsiil will follow in the Man h 14 
issue of Vhc Villanovau 

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February 21. 1997 

February 21, 1997 


Page 3 

This WEEK 

Editorials 6 

FYI 14 

Features 15 

Entertainment ....20 
Sports 33 


Anal Sex or graduated taxes, no 
need to choose, von get to read about 
both this week ...if you thought 
lambskinwas just another descrip- 
tion lor your J. Crew roll-neck 
sweater, then check out Ann's col- 
umn... Sheldon wusses out on hous- 
ing issue Call nie surprised... On the 
Marc or Miss Manners? Yi)u 
decide... Oh, yeah more Lappas... 


That's right boys and girls, the 
Wildcard is now being accepted at 
the local beverage storc.A Physics 
Professor proves there is more to life 
than just integrals...It's good to know 
that one Villanova team is winning, 
even it it is the Geek Bowl Team... 
The ACS is having a Jimmy Hoffa 
party, cK)ps 1 mean Hafla party... 


Melissa and Joe once again re- 
view another film classic. Haven't 
they heard of Rock 'n' Bowl??. .The 
Bookmobile rides again with an- 
other exciting book. I wonder if it 

comes with Cliffs Notes WXVU 

claims they are not just a bunch of 
freaks. If not, how do you explain 
the chicken ranch in the station? 
Someone complains that a punk 
hand isn't musical enough. No 


Marc talks about college prosti 
tution. Who knew he got oui tti.ii 
much?. Klick proves once ag.nn 
why he's the bookies best Iriciui 
IceCats finally win one. Too IlkI ii 
was against Disney on Ice. Noire 
Dame loses, but claims obstructed 
view. The object in question-Meier's 

Weekend shuttle service could 
expand despite students' behavior 

By C Al.lS 1 A HARDEN 

,\c\v\ Editor 

Fxpansion of the weekend shultle 
loop is being considered tor service 
going west of campus. At the time ot 
this proposal, students' conduct, on 
shuttle .services and at shuttle stops, 
has also come to light 

Although students' behavior on the 
weekend shuttle may be an issue for 
some, it is not a factor in the decision 
of this plan, according to the depart- 
ment of Public Safety. 

Rumors that the weekend shuttle 
may be eliminated because of vandal- 
ism on the buses and complaints bv 
the Wawa convenience store in 
Ardmore are false, says Public Safety 
"We have absolutely no plans to shut 
down the shuttles," says Brian 
Herrick, parking manager and the co- 
ordinator for the shuttle services. "We 
are trying to better services to what 
the students' needs are." 

The Student Government A.ssocia- 
tion (SGA) propo.sed to Public Safety 
re-instituting a west-bound shuttle. 
"We would like to do a trial run to see 
if people's interest has increased," said 
Jennifer Walter, SGA member of the 
Shuttle Services committee. A week- 
end shuttle ran west four years ago, 
but it was discontinued because rider- 
ship was low. If brought back, a 
westbound shuttle would operate dur- 
ing low peak times for going east. A 
decision on the plan will be made in 
the upcoming weeks. 

As far as students' behavior and the 
shuttle is concerned, the Wawa near 
the Ardmore-West stop poses the big- 
gest dilemma. The disorderly conduct 
of intoxicated people and overcrowd- 
ing of loiterers concerns the store, ac- 
cording to an a.ssistani manager. Sup- 
posed University students loiter in 
groups of up to 40 people, which in- 
timidates other cu.stomers, and leave 
an excessive amount of trash on the 
store floor and in the parking lot. "We 
do accept their business, but when they 
loiter in the store, we get anxious," 
said an assistant manager. 

This assistant manager approxi- 
mates that about three-fourths of the 
students make purchases, but there has 
been isolated incidents of stealing. 

Tile store iiianagenHiit iiuiveslla sun- 
glasses and cigar racks behind the 
counter Friday nights to prevent theft 
It is not certain that the vast rna- 
|ority ot these people at the store are 
University students waiting for the 
shuttle "The complaints at Wawa are 
111 direct correlation to the end of 
Brownie "s happy hour," said Herrick. 
"The shuttle and the Wawa incidents 
are mutually exclusive " Herrick says 
that he has gone to see on a Friday if 
the overcrowding at the store relates 
to shuttle passengers. Yet, l,t William 
Albany of the Lower Merion police 
believes that the large groups of people 
are University students awaiting the 
shuttle "On two separate occasions 
that I have seen, after the bus leaves 
there is no one left in the store ' The 

assist. ml niaiKigci ot Waw.t sj\s 
students wait lor the shuttle sometimes 
up to 40 minutes. I'wo express 
shuttles, that go straight to the Wawa 
stop, began operating last weekend 
around the end of Brownie's 2?i 
happy hour to help alleviate this prob- 
lem. Public Safety is willing to look 
more into the situation of students loi- 
tering in Wawa if necessary. 

Another issue was the congested 
area in the Ardmore West lot. "I am 
concerned with the safety of students 
because there are no cros,swalks to the 
lot and students may be hit by cars 
coming into the Wawa lot," said Al- 
bany. "I would suggest they move the 

7"he U)wer Merion police, Wawa 
and the University Public Safety are 

working togellici !»• .ippropiiately ad- 
dress concerns, hut it will not affect 
the expansion and service of the 
shuttle. "It is not a punitive situation 
Problems have not diminished the 
value of the service," said Jeffery 
Horton, director of Public Safety. 

"We move tens of thousands of 
people each year," said Herrick of the 
shuttle. "The instances of misbehav- 
ior in proportion to the volume ot 
people we transport is not significant" 
Those instances of misbehavior from 
intoxicated students getting sick on 
the bus, to vandalism, to disorderly 
conduct at the Wawa, can damage stu- 
dents' reputation and dependability. 
Walter said, "If we want to expand 
services for students, we hope they 
take more responsibility for it." 

House surrounded by 
campus buildings up for sale 


Staff Reporter 

The private house between the St. 
Clare House of Public Safety and 
Geraghty Hall for Human Services on 
Lancaster Avenue has recently been 
put up for sale for approximately $1 
million, and the owners are interested 
in selling it to the University. 

"We [the University] are not in- 
terested in that property at this point 
at that price," stated John Gallen, ex- 
ecutive director of Facilities Manage- 

The 13()-year-old Tudor style 
three-story home is situated on less 
than an acre of property and is com- 
pletely surrounded by University 
property. The asking price of $y95,(KX) 
does not at all fit the real market value 
of the houses in the Villanova area. In 
addition, extensive renovations would 
be necessary. 

The other University owned build- 
ings besides St. Clare House and 
Geraghty Hall in its vicinity include 
the Financial Services Building, 
Alumni House, which holds Alumni 
Affairs and Public Relations and 

Moriarty Hall dormitory. Most of 
these buildings were acquired gradu- 
ally as they went up for sale through- 
out the years. 

Some still believe that the house 
would be a valuable asset to the Uni- 
versity, regardless of the price. Pete 
Acton, president of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association (SGA), in refer- 
ence to the price, said, "That's outra- 
geous. I still think the University 
should consider buying the house. In 

the short run, it could be used for of- 
fice space, and on a long-term basis 
as a p>otential site for student housing." 

Weichert Realtors,of West Chester, 
are handling the sale. The Realtor has 
stated that several individuals have 
expressed interest in the home, and 
some have taken tours of it. 

However, the Realtor also believes 
that these inquiries have been largely 
out of curiosity, rather than of a seri- 
ous nature. 


This million dollar house is up for sale in between the St. Claire House and 
Geraghty Hall. University claims that the price is too high to buy. 





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Sexism at Villanova: Most students 
are unaware and unconcerned 


News Editor 

In light otthc recent controversial 
A'K) issue, women on campus feel 
that the prohlem of sexism goes be- 
yond this specific incident. 

Females in the University commu- 
nity responded with anger and disbe- 
lief not only that sexism can be bla- 
tantly hung on classroom walls, but 
that st)me women did not find it to be 
such a great deal. 

Student Ginny Holloway said, "1 
think it was atrocious that the frater- 
nities and some of the girls don't un- 
derstand how offensive it was. 1 think 
they are incredibly ignorant. Not as 
many girls were as outraged as they 
should have been. " Holloway also 
feels that it is a disgrace that men on 
campus would tolerate this type of 
slander, and it hurts the University as 
a whole when they do. 

Holloway said that some women 
think that this type of offensive, de-. 
grading behavior is tolerable; this she 
believes is an attitude that must be 
changed by those who continue to be 
outraged. She asked, "Would anyone 
treat their mother or their sister like 
that?" She spoke of the men who per- 
petuate this behavior, "They're igno- 
rant and immature. They were taught 
that it was okay to treat women this 
way. Well it is not okay, " she contin- 

ued, "it's not funny and it's not attrac- 

Holloway believes that this tyjx; of 
behavior, on the part of the men, would 
drive women away rather than attract 
them She said that sexism is an atti- 
tude that has to be changed. As far as 
an appropriate punishment for AK) is 
concerned, all Holloway wanted was 
an apology, however she believes that 
by taking last year's punishment of 
po.stponing fraternity Rush lor a simi- 
lar sexist comment into account, these 
punishments are not enough because 

"Women are viewed by 
men, and we do it our- 
selves, too, as thought- 
less objects traipsing 
around on campus." 

Jen DeVeau, student 

"they don't get the drift." 

Holloway feels that .sexist behav- 
ior is prevelant on campus such as the 
T.G. theme of "Pimps and Prostitutes" 
in which the sorority dresses up as 
prostitutes and the fraternity dresses 
up as pimps. She said, "Anyone who 
will dress up like a hooker is perpetu- 
ating the problem." She said that 

women have to recognize people of- 
fending them and take action, rather 
than rationalize the comment, she be 
lieves that the problem will never dis- 
appear if women .ind men do not take 
action when offended and if jokes con- 
tinue to be made. 

Holloway stated that issues such as 
the A'K) one give men a negative im 
age of being sexist and dominating 

One anonymous student said of the 
AK) posters and t-shirts, T think it 
was rude, degrading, and women were 
the brunt of their slogan. Ihey had to 
degrade women to get guys into their 
fraternity."" Another anonymous stu- 
dent said, "1 don't think there is 
enough attention that could go to this. 
Any(Jne who says that this is blown 
out of proportion isn't taking it seri- 

Dr. Karyn Hollis of the l.nglish 
department said that sexism is a larger 
social problem, "There are instances 
of sexism everywhere." She believes, 
along with the University's Women's 
Steering Committee, that the strongest 
sanctions should be applied to the ATO 
fraternity. Hollis continued, "As 
women, we should not have to toler- 
ate this abuse." 

Student Jen DeVeau is upset at the 
fact that men would think that all 
women care about is whether or not a 
male is in a fraternity. She felt that the 
most offensive thing was that ATO was 

not owning up to the sexism aspect by 
attempting to "cover it up " through 
their wood-working talents She alst) 
feels that many people on campus do 
\w\ care about the day-to-day occur- 
rence of sexism, and "they wouldn't 
even admit it if they did." 

DeVeau s.iid that she hears sexist 
language and comments everywhere 
on this campus. She said, "This is a 
very traditional school and therefore 
very slow to change, .is well as be 
hind the times."" 

She believes that there is a great 
deal of "selfishness, self-centeredness 
and thoughtlessness"" at this Univer 
sity. She feels that the problem of sex- 
ism on this campus is the University's 
lack of response. 

She continued that there is an "ev- 
eryday buildup" to this problem, 
"Women are viewed by men, and we 
do it ourselves too, as thoughtless ob- 
jects traipsing around on campus." She 
said that women need to be more as- 
sertive, "everyone seems too 
concerned with fitting in and being the 
'right'Villanova person; people are 
pretty much happy with status quo and 
are self-absorbed with what is going 
on (in their lives)" 

DeVeau went on to say. "Women 
here are way ttK) concerned with im- 
age. They seem almost herd-like" 

Holloway said that the Rev. John 
Stack, OS. A., dean of Students, was 

one ot the only members of the ad- 
ministration ihal look this issue seri- 
ously. She said that when she ap- 
proached (iary Monas, director ol 
(ireek Affairs, "He almost turned it 
around on me" She said that he was 
unhelpful by only saying "we will 
look into it," and in her opinion, "he 
deserves to be blamed |loi this spe- 
cific incident)." 

She continueil of Bonas, "That's 
his job, he might as well have been a 
secretary or a work study. He took ii 
very lightly for someone who is get- 
ting paid to do this. 1 blame him more 
than AK) because he is supposed to 
be the adult." 

She declared that Bonas wasn't 
around taking down signs and neither 
was the Interfraternity Council; only 
a few concerned women took action 

However, Bonas commented in last 
week's Ifw Villatunan about his out- 
rage, concern and action regarding the 
AK) incident 

Dr. Richard A. Neville, vice-presi- 
dent of Student Life, said that when 
the University encounters this type ol 
sexist behavior or any type of lack of 
respect, it responds just as it did last 
year during Spring semester fraternity 
Rush. He said, "It is hard to believe 
that it would happen again. One group 
doesn't see it as inappropriate as the 
rest of us see it." 

(continued on page 4) 

Bookstore explains texts ' high prices 


Staff Writer 


Managing Hditor 

"Are college books a rip-off? No, 
but they sure seem like it; both to you 
and to me," stated Frank Henninger, 
director of the University Shop. 

University students might tend to 
think that the University Shop is over- 
charging them for their textbooks. 
However, when compared with other 
university bookstores, book prices at 
the University Shop are not only com- 
petitive, but in fact, lower than most. 
The University Shop also conducts 
various programs which benefit stu- 

Textbook prices are determined by 
a 2^ percent margin on top of the 
wholesale price This mark up is not 
unique to the University, but rather a 
national standard for college book- 
stores. "Textbook prices, since time 
began, have always been controlled by 
the publisher," said Henninger Once 
the publisher determines its selling 
price, the colleges increase this price 
by 2.S percent, which covers overhead 
costs. After costs, the profit per dol- 
lar of the University Shop is 3.9 per 

This revenue accounts for only a 
small portion of University Shop's 
total revenue "We couldn't make 
money, |ust by selling textbooks." says 

As an institutionally owned store, 
what separates the University Shop 
trom a leased bookstore such as a 
Barnes and Noble College Bookstore. 
IS the willingness to help the students, 
because it is a part of the University 

It belongs to a buying group of 
oviT 2(H) institutionally owned college 
bookstores, the Collegiate Stores Cor 
poration. Membership in this buying 
group allows it comparable buying 
power to a megastore such as Barnes 
and Noble, and the ability to pass 
some of its savings on new textbooks 
on to the students 

F'^xamples of the benefits of this 
alliance are New Book Rewards, a 
national marketing program, and 
Value-Priced Program, which is 
unique to the University In both of 
these cases, albeit for different rea 
sons, the University Shop is able to 

buy new books at cheaper prices. In 
the case of the New Book Rewards 
Program though, only one price ap- 
pears on the sticker. 

The Value Priced Books have or- 
ange tags displaying the original and 
the adjusted price. Savings from the 
Value Priced Program range from a 
couple of dollars to 1 2 percent off the 
suggested new book price. 

It is possible to buy textbooks di- 
rectly from the publisher cheaper than 
the, but the shipping time 
is six to eight weeks. The same is true 
for ordering through Barnes and Noble 
and other retail bookstores. Trade 
books are sold for the suggested retail 
price both in the University Shop and 
at Barnes and Noble, with the Univer- 
sity Shop offering the option \fi save 
.'^ percent by using the Wildcard. 

The largest savings available to stu- 
dents in the University Shop is the 5 
percent discount on all purchases 
made with the Wildcard In 1W6, 
University students saved $91,000 by 
using their Wildcards, up $20,(K)0 
from 199.*> Wildcard purchases now 
account for 33*^ of the University 
Shop's total sales. Use of the Wildcard 
benefits both the student and the Uni- 
versity Shop. "There is no money to 
count, no checks to clear, and no trans 
action fees" added Henninger. 

In addition to these new savings 
plans, students have the option to sell 

their books back at the end of the se- 
mesters. The University Shop pays 
back half of the new book price, pro- 
viding the text is being used again for 
the upcoming semester These buy 
backs are run by an independent 
wholesaler brought in by the Univer- 
sity. The wholesaler uses the Univer- 
sity computer system to determine the 
quantity and editions of each particu- 
lar text that the University needs. 

After the quotas are filled, the 
wholesaler is then buying books for 
his or her own stock. This wholesaler 
pays the students what he or she feels 
the books are worth on the open mar- 
ket. "That price is determined by a 
lot of market factors, but is always 
much lower than what we offer the 
students." states Henninger. 

Henninger believes that converting 
the institutionally owned University 

Shop into a Barnes and Noble College 
Bookstore like Penn and Temple and 
numerous other national universities 
would not be in the best interests of 
the students or the University 

"We could easily charge the higher 
prices that would inevitably accom- 
pany a Barnes and Noble, but our mis- 
sion and philosophy is not to do that. 
We want you t(^ think well of us," 
Henninger said. 

PIKM'OBY IA( Kll HOI I ( )W N'l 

The llniversity Shop marks bo<>k.s up a national standard of 25 pertent. .Xs many deals as possible an- ofTfred to 

Coffee shop will add perks to South 


Stuff Hif>orlrr 

The Stiulenl dovernment Associa- 
tion (SCA), .ilong with Dining .Ser- 
vices are currently building a coffee 
shop in the basemeni ol Good Conn 

1 asl spring Rick Sieber. executive 
director for Budgeting and Auxili.irv 
Services, with I'ele Acton and 
Sheldon Pollack, president and vice 
president ot S(iA, came up with the 
idea to utili/e the space in the base 
ment of CJood Counsel as a place 
where students can relax and social- 

Reconfiguration of the area is tak 
ing place now The construction is still 
in the early stages, but there arc hopes 
of opening up the addition after spring 

break The hours of operation are set 
to be from 4 p m to 1 a.m.. Students 
will be able to enter the coffee shop 
through (iood Counsel until midnight 
anil then afterwards directly from the 
outside Points and WildcartI will In 
acceptable forms ot p.iviTunl tm pui 

I). in lammol ami lessica Ricktrt. 
members o( the SGA committee on 
the coffee shop, have been working 
closely with Dining Services since the 
fall, es|x.-cially with lim I )iet/ler, head 
ol Dining Services 

Students will decoT.ite the place, 
giving it an atmosphere ol a coffee 
house, with couches, decorations and 
lighting that is reflective of a home- 
like ambiance It is supposed to be a 
comfortable place for students to go. 
with the jxtssibilities of televisions and 

other types ot entertainment in the 
shop There is also the possibilits ot 
h.ivmg computer hook ups. ,is well as 
h.iving laptops av.iilable to students to 
borrow while they are there. 

( lames, as well as a sliige for sni.ill 
pertormaiKes ,irf hoped to he imple 
mented mio the shop There could be 
I graffiti wall, but slill there is miK h 
penilmg. depending on how ,ill llu 
plans work 

The coffee house will .tlso be uti- 
lized as a multi purpose i i.issroom for 
the stiulents who will be a part ol the 
Villanova Hxpcrience. which is mov- 
ing to Good Counsel, from St 
Monica It is also hoped to be a re 
laxed meeting place for students, 
group projects, studying or socializ- 

When the dorm was originally 

buill. I cafeteria was worked into the 
huildiim Alter the adilitHUi of 
Donahue Hall to South ( aiiipiis, the 
area Inen used as stor.igi- space. 

It is hoped that this place could be 
used as an alternative to the areas on 
main campus. Many people as,sociate 
the Connelly Center as the meeting 
place on main campus, and there is a 
need tor this type of locition on South 
( ampus 

Dining Services arc tentatively 
considering running the coffee house 
as a student run organi/ation. from the 
m.inagerial positions to the employ- 
ees way the profits wduld g(t to 
student run activities and to m.iking 
further improvements on the coffee 
shop II things go well, there is hope 
Ihal one i an be opened on West ( am- 

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Page 4 


February 21, 1997 

Dean Monahan shares vision for C&F 

Monahan speaks candidly with students at forum. 



Staff Reporter 

On 1 tuirsdav. fcb 1 3, the Ameri- 
can Production and Inventory Control 
Society (APICS) hosted a town meet- 
inc forum where students could meet 

and talk with Dr. Thomas Monahan, 
dean of the College of Commerce and 
Finance (C^&F). 

This town meeting served to ad- 
dress student concerns about the up- 
coming changes being developed for 
the college that were reported in the 

Feb 7 issue ol ilic Villarumin f hese 
changes include the addition ot the 
Core Humanities Seminar and the de- 
velopment ot honors Commerce and 
linance courses. 

The Core Humanities seminar, 
writing rhetoric, and Accounting Tech- 
nology courses are expected to be 
implemented this fall. The Core Hu- 
manities course is geared towards giv- 
ing students a broader liberal arts foun- 
dation. Monahan staled, "One should 
never underestimate the importance of 
liberal arts," and asserted that employ- 
ers are looking for business majors 
who have a strong liberal arts back- 

Susan Clifford, sophomore market- 
ing major who took the Core Humani- 
ties Seminar as a freshman, believes 
this addition will be a great benefit to 
Commerce and Finance students. 
However, other students may not be 
so inclined. Bryan Hackett, sopho- 
more finance major feels that "Core 
Humanities will be a waste of time" 
and would like to see liberal arts 
courses that have a business focus, 
such as the writing rhetoric course, 
which will be designed by the English 
department for C&F students. 

Core Humanities will also give 
C&F students the opportunity to take 
classes with ncni-business majors. 
Monahan would like to see C&F stu- 
dents intetirated in the classroom with 

students from the colleges ot Arts and 
Sciences, Nursing and Fngineering. 
I his desegregation may also occur in 
the natural science courses, pending 
a recommendation of the Commerce 
and Finance curricular committee. 

Many students were concerned 
about the impact these changes would 
have for them. The curricular addi- 
tions will not impact upperclass C&F 
students, but this years freshman will 
be required to take the accounting 
technology class next year. Other 
changes that current first and second 
year students will be able to take ad- 
vantage of include the development of 
a minor in management information 
systems (MIS) and a minor in inter- 
national business. Presently, interna- 
tional business is offered only as a 
concentration within the management 
major. The expansion of the interna- 
tional business program will allow 
non-management majors to study this 
area as well. 

The topic of studying abroad was 
also broached in the forum, and 
Monahan shared his current plans re- 
garding that issue. Monahan admits 
that studying abroad has been "histori- 
cally difficult for Commerce and Fi- 
nance students," but realizes that the 
international experience is needed for 
students to gain a competitive advan- 
tage. Monahan is looking to develop 
an exchange program with schools in 

Holland and Singapore, and he would 
like to see at least a quarter of students 
in every class studying overseas. 

Monahan asserted that the fcKus ot 
these changes are geared towards mak 
ing students more marketable for jobs 
following graduation. However, a 
dual effort is required to take these 
changes, on the part of both the ad- 
ministration and the students 
Monahan urged students to take re- 
sponsibility for preparing themselves 
for the business world. One of the best 
ways to network is to attend the pro- 
lessional seminars sponsored by Com- 
merce and Finance and firms such as 
Arthur Andersen Consulting, he sug- 

A new position has been created 
within the administration to bridge the 
gap between students and business 
firms. Robert 1. Blanchard, director 
ot Business Relations, will be work- 
ing to develop relations between the 
University, students and business lead- 
ers that will assist in developing in- 
ternship and job placement programs. 

Gina Rullo, junior finance major 
and chapter president of APICS, was 
extremely pleased with the meeting 
and felt that Monahan was "very ap- 
proachable, answered all concerns 
honestly and fairly, and was very open 
and encouraging" to the students in at- 

Women ^s issues on campus examined 

(continued from piii^e 3) 

He continued, "Something else 
will probably come up again because 
it's human nature." He said that there 
is a changing populalitMi here at the 
Universit\; bv the time the message 
gets through to people, they are ready 
to graduate. He believes that the only 
way to approach this problem is 
through constant etiucalion." This job 
\\ ill nevci be done " 

Neville continued that some of the 
ATO members declared that their girl- 
friends were not offended by the signs 
and t-shirts. He said, "Those who 
thought that it was funny need educa- 
tion loo We don't want that kind of 
altitude to prevail." 

Neville thinks that one does not 
have to go much further than the me- 
dia, especiallv television, to see this 

tvpe of sexist behavior being pro- 
moted. Neville said that the new liv- 
ing arrangement between Sullivan and 
.Sheehan Halls will help to make rela- 
tionships iielweeii men and women 
more routine and normal rather than 
only being exposed to one another in 
a social setting; he believes it will pro- 
voke more triendships between men 
and women ^^n campus rather than 
purely romantic ones 

Stack believes that women have a 
positive image on this campus , how- 
ever there is a gap between image and 
lived experience. He said, "You have 
IS, 19, 20, 21 and 22-year old males 
away from home for the first time and 
entering into different relationships 
with women " He continued, "The 
way they treat them may conflict with 
how they view them " He said that 

sexism in general is a lesson m grow- 
ing up, and it is unlikely that men may 
come from high school putting this 
unjust factor in behavior together. 
Slack said that part of Ihe challenge 
of eliminating sexism is consciousness 
raising which forces persons' values 
to be questioned. 

Kathy Byrnes, assistant to the dean 
of Students, said, "I think that things 
like the ATO posters and t-shirts and 
last year (Rush postponement] make 
it seem like women are viewed as 
sexual conquests,but when you speak 
to men individually, they seem to re- 
spect women." 

Byrnes believes that on an 
indivdual basis with males, sexism is 
obsolete, but when males get together 
in groups it emerges in vast quanti- 
ties. She believes that women, in gen- 

eral, should be confident enough to 
challenge sexism, and men on cam- 
pus need to challenge their friends. 

" The way [men] treat 
[women] may conflict 
with how they view 


Rev. John Stack,O.S.A., 

dean of Students 

Byrnes added, "Most guys on cam- 
pus don't feel like this." She said, 
"Men and women, blacks and whites, 
Hispanics will be working together 
eventually. College is a time when you 
should broaden yout scope of 

vision. "She said that awareness of sex- 
ism should be raised to faculty 
memebers at the University, "In a mix 
of people, I'm sure you'd have a mix 
of attitudes." 

Students come to Byrnes when 
they feel they have been treated dif- 
ferently because they are women; 
however, she said she has only dealt 
with four cases this year. 

As far as the perpetuation of sex- 
ism. Stack said, "There will always be 
sophomores here. Just when you think 
you've raised the consciousness of a 
group, they move on and a new group 
moves in." He also said, "You can't be 
so sensitive, but there needs to be a 
mutual respect that should come sec- 
ond nature, and for some reason, I 
don't think it comes second nature to 
college men." 

Integrity day falls short 


Staff Reporter 

AcadcniK Integrity Day canie .iiul 
went on campus last Thursdav with 
out much notice Something which 
will not go unnoticed, however, is the 
result ol this d.iv the survey 

All interested students were able 
to fill out a survey in the lobby ot 
Connelly in the hope of revealing a 
more accurate depiction of the aca- 
demic standards ,il Villanova Ap 
proximately 20.^ stiuK nis partook in 
this survey and, in rxc li.ingi'. receivrd 
a sense of accomplisluiRiit and a tue 
candy bar. 

Additionally, a contest was held foi 
the motto most befitting Ac.idemic 
Integrity Day and every other day on 
a college campus with a 1.7S ()() prize 
for the winner and $23.00 prize loi 
second place. 

The first place winner was Aisling 
Warde, a senior Biology major, whose 
motto was, "\ou have mlegiity. Don't 
lose it." 

Runner-up was Ihe motto presented 
by Nancy Hensler ol the Honors Ol 
fice who said, "Don't cheat yourself. 
Think your own thoughts.'' 

This day was sparked by I )i lolin 
D. Friedc's submission of the Rutgers' 
survey which was published a few 

weeks ago in The Villanovan. The 
reaction to this survey has been far 
reaching in the respect that an impor 
lant and often overlooked issue has 
been brought to light 

This discussion is exactly what the 
bearers of this survey were hoping for 
when thev published the survey ami 
planned the day, according to Jen 
Klick, a student member of the Aca- 
demic Integrity Board 

"For me, the most important thing 
that we accomplished with Academic 
Integrity Day was opening up the dia 
logue I'he issue, in general, has been 
Ignored too much on campus and by 
bringing the issue to the forefront and 
starting the discussion, we are on our 
way to fixing things. " saiil Klick 

The ambivalence and ambiguity 
w hich surround Ihe issue ot academic 
inlegrity can aptly be summed up in 
this anonymous comment from Ihe 
original survey which sparkeil Ihe con 
Iroversv "I think most people woik 
uitli inleuritv Cheating is nol usc-d 
loget ahead, tather. il isprobablv used 
to esc.ipe llu- possibility ot tailing a 

Questions regarding this issue were 
fielded bv I)r Debta Ronianick. wlio 
IS an Ijinis fellow aiul ( Dre Hiimani 
ties professor, following the free pre- 
AcadcniK IiiIiimiIn I>.iv slmu ing of 

the movie Quiz Show. 

Despite a sparse showing. Dr. 
Romanick reported that. "These things 
generally are slow to get off the 
ground The main thing, however, was 
that the movie was shown and that 
those in attendance enjoyed it The 
movie, not the discussion, was the fo- 
cus, as the movie represented another 
facet of this issue, and this was suc- 

Maureen Finan. student member of 
Ihe Acailemic Inlegrity Board, said, 
"In general, I was plea.scd with the 
tiay. I was happy that the students who 
came by the table showed as much 
interest as they did. We look forward 
to getting the results out and letting 
Ihe student body know what their 
peers think ' 

rhough the activities of the dav it- 
self did nol ilraw ,i laige crowd, the 
main gaol of the day, to produce an 
accurate ,in<i applic.ible survey to raise 
consciousness and promote discussion 
about the issue of academic integrity, 
was accomplisheil 

As Dr John D Irude, toiindei ol 
ihis day. said, i think Ihe tact Ihat we 
mcreaseil .ivvaieiuss on some puts of 
campus s,i\ s thai we were successful; 
ihai is we wanted ' 



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February 21, 1997 


201 Doui^hcm' Hall. \ilUininu Vnivirsitx. ViUanova. i'li I'MhS") 

C'ara Beckerich and Melissa Sodolski 
Kditors in Chief 

( laire Kehwinkel 
Associate Kdit(>r 

(lina Kullu 
Manat;inK Editor 

Jim Donio 
Executive Editor 

"We have issues." 

Audience offended by 
gay sex and nudity 

This past week marked AIDS Awareness Week 
on campus, and throughout the University numer- 
ous discussions and events were held. All aspects of 
the community participated in various activities, from 
speaker forums to sermons at the Masses on Sun- 
day. However, one portion of the week's events was 
not taken very well by some of those in attendance. 

The ViUanova Theatre decided to mark the week 
with a play by Tony Kushner entitled, "Angels in 
America." Although this play has brought much ac- 
claim throughout the country (Winning both a 
Pulitzer Prize and a Tony), it met criticism at 
ViUanova. During some of the performances, mem- 
bers of the audience found portions of the show so 
objectionable that they stormed out in disgust. 

ViUanova is one out of six theatres in the country 
able to bring this production to stage. Surprisingly, 
the University went out of its way to secure the rights 
to this play, even when other colleges such as Catho- 
lic University banned the play from their theatres. 
In the past, the administration has not supported this 
type of programming and has had a reputation of 
discouraging unconventional expressions. 

Considering that the play deals with issues such 
as homosexual relationships, a topic that is gener- 
ally in opposition to the Catholic Church, and in- 
cludes scenes that include full frontal nudity and 
simulated clothed anal sex, it is astonishing that 
ViUanova has recognized this works artistic merit. 
By allowing such entertainment on campus, the Uni- 
versity has made a momentous step in the right di- 
rection: toward a community of tolerance, diversity 
and understanding. 

A university is a place for learning and experienc- 
ing new ways of thinking. Our religious affiliation 
should not interfere with that fact. Those who walked 
out should be ashamed of their actions, and must 
evaluate the immaturity of leaving the performance. 

Many arc quick to label the University as close- 
niindcd toward real life issues. But in this case it 
seems it is the students who are intolerant. What is 
more objectionable: the content of the play or the 
lacl that audience members walked out? 


Is "Angels in America " 
appropriate for the 
Villanova Theatre? 

Send responses to '■fx)ll(f/ Villanovan Vill Mu " before luestiay, March 1 1 

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article lacks 
true facts 

To the Editor: 

This letter is in response to Jenni- 
fer Rudolph's headline story "Mari- 
juana use continues on campus." 
Rudolph's article is not only poorly 
written, but her facts are unresearched 
and staggeringly incorrect. 

1 thinlc the more important issue of 
the true facts needs to be mentioned 
first In her search for numbers, 
Rudolph states the University had 
only 18 documented cases of mari- 
juana incidents last year. I know for a 
fact that the number of incidents was 
much higher because I am a work- 
study student at the Center for Alco- 
hol and Drug Assistance. 

In fact, the numbers for last semes- 
ter alone are much higher than IK. 1 
understand that the author did receive 
information from Father Stack, but on 
a topic such as this, wouldn't the Cen- 
ter be a logical, good resource for ac- 
curate information?, the caption 
under the picture of bongs and fun- 
nels is inaccurate. The center does not 
confiscate such paraphernalia. Such 
items are donated by the judicial of- 
fice and public safety after enforce- 
ment has already taken place. The 
items are then used for educational 
and training purposes. TTie center pro- 
vides counseling for students in a con- 
fidential setting. They are not law en- 

Secondly, Rudolph's article is 
poorly structured. The first two col- 
umns are quite respectable, but what 
does marijuana use in Amsterdam 
have to do with Villanova'.' It sounds 
like an indirect suggestion for those 
who do smoke p<il to attend college 
in Amsterdam I'heir legalization has 
nothing to do with the university prob- 
lem with marijuana 

Also, who cares if marijuana is the 
leading cash crop in the US? If it 
wasn't, would the problem he 
changed here on campus? 

.lamison Hannigan 
(lass of 1999 

Housing letter 
was not meant 
to insult 

To the Editor: 

Three weeks ago, Pete Acton and 
1 wrote a letter to the editor advising 
high school seniors not to attend 
Villanova because of the lack of space 

created by the housing crisis. Over 
the past few weeks, some members 
of our community have expressed to 
me their confusion and disappoint- 
ment with the content of the letter. 

If the letter came across as spite- 
ful or offensive, I apologize. It was 
simply an honest attempt to allow our 
community to feel the frustration of 
our students over the issue of hous- 
ing. The literary style used was not 
intended to be interpreted as an ex- 
pression of enmity towards Villanova 
or as an articulation of dissatisfaction 
with our experience. Rather, it was 
hoped that everyone would realize 
how much we truly care about our 
University and that our style was 
merely aimed at getting people to talk 
about the housing dilemma and how 
to better our school. 

Thankfully, the controversy that 
was created has spurred many discus- 
sions related to the housing situation 
and hopefully by carefully working 
with the administration, we can work 
to bring out the necessary changes that 
will improve student life and our Uni- 

Sheldon Pollock 
Class of 1997 

Deferring Rush 
would affect 
women too 

To the Editor: 

1 am writing in response to the let- 
ter from the Women's Studies Pro- 
gram Steering C>>mmittee The letter 
stated that because of ATOs posters 
and misogynistic incidents, "delaying 
rush until the soph<imore year would 
he a wise policy "" 

I hope the committee realizes that 
this policy would also apply to 
women. I am neither condoning 
ATO's actions nor am I denying that 
I am a feminist, but I cannot allow 
such a broad statement to go unop- 

First-year women often enter 
Villanova and quickly become lost. 
Fhe sisterh(x>d and involvement that 
comes from entering a sorority must 
never be denied I, as a feminist, am 
extremely concerned that the needs of 
all women were not even discussed 
in the letter. 

As women, we should never have 
to see posters that are sexist As 
women, we should never support any 
organization that has misogynistic at- 
titudes As women, we should look 
to see that all women on campus have 
the right to never feel that their sex is 



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being belittled. As women, we should 
always consider the needs of other 

I hope that we can start to consider 
the needs of other women. Sororities 
are an outlet for women with incred- 
ible leadership skills and within these 
organizations is an amount of caring 
I have never experienced in any other 
setting. My experience in my soror- 
ity helped me through many rough 
times in my freshman year. I do not 
think 1 would have been able to find 
that support anywhere else. 

Perhaps the Steering Committee of 
the Women's Studies Program should 
have thought fully about the effects 
deferred rush would have on all 
women before they suggested it as a 
solution to sexist attitudes. Looking 
within my sorority I find powerful and 
confident women, not sexist attitudes. 
Perhaps the Women's Studies Pro- 
gram should do what it is meant to do 
and study all women, including the 
remarkable, mature women who have 
grown from being sisters in a soror- 

Katie Donohue 
Class of 1999 


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the Editor. " The Villanovan 
will print all "Letters" 
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weekly deadline. Tuesday at 
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Increase in letters proves that students are not apathetic 


Among the five or so people who 
read this column every week, my par- 
ents are two of them. After reading 
my last couple of pieces, they have 
been bugging me to write "something 
positive." (Apparently they don't un- 
derstand that their son uses his weekly 
column to purge his negative fear 
about his upcoming entrance into the 
"real world.") Finding something 
positive to write about these days is a 
harder task than it sounds; there re- 
ally are no positive topics to discuss, 
especially concerning the Villanova 

Just look at the last couple issues 
of The Villanovan. Aside from the 
cc^ntent of the entertainment and fea- 
tures sections, which are, by defini- 
tion, the happy-go-lucky portions of 
the paper, there has not been too much 
to cheer about concerning Villanova. 
Most of the winter sports teams are 
struggling, news has been focusing on 
marijuana usage and hazing, and the 
editorials have talked of the student 
abuse of the loser cruiser, the lack of 
mlegrity on campus, and, of course, 
the Al()h-no fiasco. All of this nega- 
livitv, however, will not stop me from 
Irving to write something positive for 

the first time in a while After all, as 
the saying goes, every negative has a 
positive side when looked at from a 
different perspective (Or, something 
like that.) 

With this axiom in mind, 1 decided 
to look at last week's paper to find a 
topic 1 might like to discuss. What 
surprised me was the number and di- 
versity of the letters to the editor found 
in the early pages of the issue. Among 
the 13 letters, five concerned ATOh- 
no directly, while two bashed Ann 
Gavaghan for her musings on the situ- 
ation. Others concerned academic in- 
tegrity, Steve Lappas' coaching abil- 
ity, and local law enforcement meth- 
ods. And, of course, we cannot for- 
get the token entrance about Pepsi's 
love affair with Burma. Now, all of 
these letters focused on what appeared 
to be the negative. But the fact that 
they are in the paper is positive. 

For a school that has been criti- 
cized for its apparent apathy toward 
important concerns, this recent deluge 
of letters shows that Villanova has a 
pulse. It shows that students are ac- 
tually concerned with, and have an 
opinion about, their school. More 
importantly, it shows that students 
actually have the courage to voice 
loudly and clearly what is on their 
minds; they are willing to take action. 

We can look at the ATO scandal 
as a prime example This touchy situ- 
ation has raised tempers and lormed 
opinions from all sides of the 
Villanova community Gavaghan, 
Villanova's 'queen of expose," was 
one of the first to make the commu- 
nity aware of the posters. From there, 
the situation took on a life of its own. 

The flyers were taken down, IFC 
era.sed any blame by saying it forgot 
to do its job by checking the posters, 
the fraternity justified their making of 
the posters by blaming IFC for post- 
ing them (which dt>esn't make sense), 
two students labeled Gavaghan as a 
self-righteous blabber-mouth for call- 
ing students sheep, while a final let- 
ter (with which I agree) states how the 
fraternity, whether chauvinistic or not, 
deserves freedom of speech. 

As can be seen, there were a wide 
array of opinions, some based on evi- 
dence, others simply bombastic, con- 
cerning the situation. Regardless of 
their propriety, however, the letters do 
show that people on this campus have 
an opinion, do care about it, and, most 
importantly, are willing to lay it out 
for everyone to see. These actions are 
a long stretch from the Villanova that 
often appears comatose when tackling 
the issues. 

I'his analysis of Villanova's activ- 
ity over the last couple of weeks does 
not an.swer, however, the always-lin- 
gering question: What can we can 
take from the ATO and the other situ- 
ations discussed lately? What can we 
make of them? 

Ultimately, what we must realize 
is that discussion, in and of itself, is 
not alwavs constructive; what we 
learn about ourselves from it can be. 
First, we discovered that Villanova is 
not as dead as it appears. We see that 
most people actually do have opin- 
ions and voices. Second, we became 
critically conscious of the make-up ol 
what we call the Villanova commu- 
nity. We find that such cultural 
plagues as sexism and chauvinism. 

just as in the outside world, have a however, we discovered what it takes 
.strong lifeblood on our campus. F-ur to make Villanova a place in which 
thermore, we realized that people are people can learn from each other We 
affected by the actions of others on started to discover what it means to 
campus, no matter how minor the ac- be a university And that is as posi- 
tions may appear tive a kernel as can be gotten from just 
Ultimately and most importantly, about anything. 

Honest, open talk 
about sex is needed 
on 'Nova's campus 

Clinton's charges of hypocrisy 
offer an indictment of himself 


I^iSt week was AIDS Awareness 
Week on campus. During a panel dis- 
cussion on Villanova's response to 
AIDS, a question which I have heard 
during my time here arose once again 
With the 1^95 alcohol survey reveal- 
ing that Ul percent of students are 
sexually active, whv doesn't the Uni- 
\ersitv distribute condoms and dem- 
onstrate their use'.' 

The simple answer is this: 
Villanova is Catholic institution As 
such, it follows the doctrines ol the 
Church, including the Church's pro- 
hibition on .irtificial means ol birth 
control, such as latex condoms It is 
not Villanova that makes decisions on 
this topic, but the Vatican. W^ go 
against them would risk ostracism 
from the Catholic Church--and to 
change that, one would have logo lo 
Rome for some very persuasive chats 
with John Paul II. I'm n<it saving 
that's right or wrong; I'm just being 
realistic about the situation. 


Just recently. Bill Clinton offered 
a scathing indictment of politicians 
and the press, calling them "self-righ- 
teous, sanctimonious and hypocriti- 
cal" To that I say: Amen, Mr. Presi- 

While it might not have been his 
intention. Mr. Clinton clearly was in- 
dicting himself Indeed, if the "self- 
righteous, sanctimonious and hypo- 
critical" needed a poster boy. they 
would need to look no further than 
the Oval Office. 

Countless examples could be pre- 
sented to make this case, but we can 
concentrate on one of the more invidi- 
ous ones, namely his incessant 
charges that his opponents are .it- 
tempting to divide America Keep- 
ing in mind the "hypocrite" charge, 
maybe he should turn his focus in- 
ward. In fact, some of his most basic 
political policies foster strong feelings 
of class resentment. When he was 
attempting to pass the largest tax hike 
ever, he called upon the rich to "pay 
their fair share," insinuating that the 
rich had been cheating America all 
these years. 

Back when the redistributive ef- 
forts were enacted in the 196()s, Sena- 
tor Barry Ooldwater was concerned 
that they would "attempt to divide 
Americans" along class lines I- xactly 
that has happened. 

In fact, more and more of the pub 
he view highly graduated taxes as 
merely punitive in nature When Bill 
Clinton proposed to raise taxes on the 
rich, a significant fraction of the pub 
lie said that they favored higher taxes 
on the rich even if the higher rates did 
not increase the total taxes paid by the 
rich In anv event, this resentment 

spawns a particularly odd view, 
namely that income inequality is un- 
desirable of its effects on 
the general welfare of the nation. The 
198()s were a clear depiction of this 
as Ronald Reagan's tax cuts triggered 
record-breaking economic expansion. 
At the time, the Congressional 
Budget Office predicted that the 
Reagan tax cuts would reduce the 
taxes paid by the rich (those earning 
over $2(M),(KM)) to 7.S percent of the 
total receipts while increasing the 
taxes of the poor (those earning un- 
der $15,(MK)) to a similar 7 8 percent. 
However, tax payments by the rich 
soared to nearly 20 percent of total 
tax receipts and payments by the poor 
dropped to 2 K percent Meanwhile, 
inflation-adjusted income increased at 
all levels. 

It should be noted that this growth 
was not part of a world-wide bcxim 
as luirope and Japan faced declining 
growth It should be noted further that 
the expansion, especially in small 
businesses, allowed traditionallv dis 
advantaged groups to make unparal 
leled progress Small businesses, for 
example, provided KO percent of new 
jobs for young blacks during that 

The United States, barring too 
much governmental tampering, has 
one of the most economically mobile 

envircmments in the history of the 
world. A Treasury Department study 
found that during the IMSOs, people 
in the bottom fifth of earners were 
more likely to reach the top fifth than 
stay in the bottom fifth. Mobility was 
just as prevalent in the upper echelon 
of the business world. In fact, almost 
.SO percent of the companies in the 
Fortune .SOO at the beginning of the 
1 ^WOs were no longer there by the end 
of the decade 

Unfortunately, highly graduated 
taxes have a paradoxical effect, lim- 
iting this mobilitv by providing insu- 
lation against competition By dis 
couraging entry into activities that arc 
highly taxed, graduated tax policies 
raise returns in those activities, thus 
exacerbating the income inequality 
This is largely because income taxes 
are mainly taxes on becoming wealthv 
rather than on being wealthy 

Of course, resentment is fostered 
even further when the entitlement pro 
grams inherent to the redistributive 
agenda fail to fulfill their stated ob- 
jectives As social programs deliver 
less and less, disaffection increases 

Still. Bill Clinton continues to fa 
vor the redistributive agenda Me only 
grudgingly accepted the third welfare 
reform proposal, promising to amend 
It in the future I'his may be because 
the redistributive agentla allows gov- 
ernment lo secure more power. In- 
deed, income redistribution policies 
inevitablv result m redistributing 
power from the individual to the gov- 

When Bill Clinton charges his op- 
[KMients with dividing America for po- 
litical gam, he should pav attention 
to his own words: Self righteous, 
sanctim(Miious and hvp(Kritical 

not lust 

However, the Catholic Church 
does not keep an individual from act- 
ing according to conscience. So if you 
have problems with the Church in re- 
gards to birth control, and you feel 
that someone should be teaching the 
f>7 percent of sexually active students 
how to use condoms correctly, then 
why don't you start doing condom 
tlistributions and demonstrations on 
vour own'.' 

1 would love to spend my column 
detailing exactly how a good condom 
demonstration should he run Such .i 
description, while written only to 
teach others, would invariably be 
viewed .is pornographic .ind prurient; 
no matter what dry, clinical terms 
were used, the mere description would 
send manv into .i tizzy I do not want 
to gel The Villanovan in any trouble 
with the administration After all, 
even after the alcohol survey was re 
leased, the University bigwigs have 
used Catholic doctrine to avoid any 
type of realistic discussion on sex 
Bringing "Angels in America" to 
campus is about as far as they've got- 
ten. For them, it is simpler to keep 
repeating the mantra, "No premarital 
sex premarital sex. 'while hlindlv 
ignoring the lad a maiorilv ot 

students just aren't lisUiiing So it is 
up to the students lo t.ike matters into 
their own hands and educate them- 
selves about condom use 

The ideal place to begin such an 
education is bv learning exactly how 
to put one on However. <i condom 
demonstration should not consist 
solely of the unnilhng ot .i prophy- 
lactic. A clinical discussion should 
bring up a discussion of the emotions 
surrounding the choice to have sex 
Whv .irc people g(Miig lo he using 
coniioms (well, besides that, silly)? 
Are people using c(Muloms in a com- 
mitted monogamous relationship'.' Or 
are condoms going lo he used in place 
of a conversation about past sexual 
experiences".' It is a had idea to have 
sex with someone if you even 
h.ive ,1 conversation with thciii How 
manv oi us engage in intercourse 
u liile drunk, vv lien vvc couldii '( pui on 
a condom correctly, even il wc wanted 
to' If a lot of students .ire being sexu- 
.illv irresponsible, then how can vvc. 
as their friends and cla.ssmates. en- 
courage them to become more respon 

I disagree with the Catholic 
Church on many issues. Iheir posi- 
tion regarding birth control happens 
to be (Hie of them. However, in a 
strange way, 1 am glad tor it My bar- 
ring distribution of condoms on cam- 
pus (though, fortunately, not discus- 
sion about them), it allows toi more 
debate here than at other pl.ices Such 
discussion can hopefully lead lo a 
greater understanding of the role both 
condoms and the Catholic Church can 
play in preventing HIV transmission. 
1 am in tavor of Ihe tlistribution of 
condoms on campus, and will gladly 
demonstrate it use to .inyone 

However, whenever I m.iy do a 
cond(>ni demonstration, I will do so 
onlv in <i context in which people can 
really examine their own condom us- 
age. To merely hand out condoms is 
,1 panacea for the AIDS crisis 
IS re.illy needed, and is really 
l.ickmg here, is frank talk about sex. 
People should not be shocked to hear, 
in clinical terms, the correct way in 
which to wear a condom It's not as if 
we "re a bunch of sheltered students; 
manv conversations I've overheard 
attest to that fact However, we treat 
sex as a dirty subject, instead of some- 
thing that all of us will prohablv ex 
perience someday It Villanova is lo 
prepare us for the outside world, then 
sex education should be part of our 
University life. It doesn't matter if 
they give us condoms or not--we can 
take care of that part We pist need 
the Villanov.i administration to help 
us engage in honest, open l.ilk about 

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February 21, 1997 


Lappas criticism evokes campus response 

Basketball program has reached new 
heights because of Coach Lappas 

Gene DeF Hippo traces Lappas' 
successful career at Villanova 

To tin I ditor: 

In llu tch 14 (.diliiHi (il Uu 
ViUonovan. ihcrc were main feel- 
ings expressed ahoiil the mens bas- 
ketball program, and especially 
head coach Sieve I appre- 
ciate these deep-rooted opinions, 
but I would like to voice niv sujv 
port loi our team. 1 leel contideiit 
that the team and the program, un- 
der the guidance of Coach Lappas, 
are on solid ground. 

There is no one 1 would rather 
have at the helm of our program 
than Steve Lappas. Although we 
all become disappomled Irom time 
to times, we can't forget the good 
times cither. It is important to look 
al the entire picture, and what 
Coach Lappas has accomplished in 
only five very short years. Consider 

Our Wildcats are headed toward 
ihi. ir fourth-straight 2()-win season. 

C Dach Lappas has guided our 
team to the 1994 National invita- 
tional Tournament title .md the 1995 
Big f-ast rourn.*menl C'hampion- 


Our team will earn its ihird- 
siraight NCA/\ lournament berth 
in 1 ''97. 

t)ver the last lOO games of his 
career. Coach Lappas has won 77 
percent of those games. 

Our Wildcats have finished in 
the top 10 of the Associated Press 
poll each of the last two years. 

Coach Lappas guided our team 
to a school-record 2b victories a 
season ago, and our Wildcats 
earned back-to-back 14-win sea- 
sons in the Big Last Conference in 
I99.S and 1996, the highest amount 
of league wins ever in Villanova 

There is absolutely no doubt m 
my mind that Steve Lappas has re- 
turned our basketball program to 
national prominence, and has estab- 
lished himself as one of the top 
young coaches in all of America. 

Gene DeFilippo 

Villanova University 

Director of Intercollegiate 


Where are all the fans? 

lo the Editor: 

1 came to Villanova almost four 
years ago, not because my father went 
here, but because they had a particu- 
lar program I was interested in. the 
basketball program. That might seem 
crazy to some, but my father taught 
me early on what it was like to be a 
Wildcat fan. He taught me that a fan 
is a fan through the g(H>d times and 
the bad. Another smart man once told 
me a little saying he likes to live by. 

A sports fanatic like mysell. he 
said that "there are three things a per- 
son can never change: their birthday, 
their social security number and their 
boyhood baseball team." This how- 
ever, applies to mcne than just base- 
ball. A die-hard fan ol any sport al- 
ways lives by their team. 

I was lucky to be old encnigh to 
appreciate just how special the 1985 
season really was. An ordmary 18-9 
regular season finish, magically 
turned into a post season surge to the 
National Championship. 1 wo years 
after the Championship however. 
Villanova finished 15-16 and had an- 
other losing season of 1 4- 1 5 in 1 99 1 - 
92 and three other average finishes 

(18-16. 18-15 and 17- 15), until the 
hiring of coach Lappas in 1992. Al- 
though we were losing a great deal 
more than 1 hoped, 1 still supported 
Villanova because that's what being 
a real fan is all about After a disap- 
pointing first year in which Lappas 
began the process of installing his 
own system, he brought an exciting 
brand of basketball to Villanova, not 
seen in quite some time. Before 1 ar- 
rived at Villanova, 1 had always 
thought that Wildcat fans were the 
greatest in the world. What 1 saw 
when 1 came here in 1993 however, 
was a major disappointment. 

At the beginning of 'Cats NTT 
Championship season, no one with 
the exception of a die-hard group of 
regulars attended the home games It 
wasn't until the Wildcats started their 
mid-season turn around, finishing the 
year winning nine out of their last I 1 
games, that the crowds really began 
to poor in. 

Students don't reali/e the magni- 
tude and heights that the Villanova 
basketball program has reached since 
Steve Lappas arrived. Lappas started 
a new trend, bringing in the tirst 

Philadelphia recruits since 197.^ in 

Alvin Williams and Jason Lawson, in 
addition to the numerous other prep 
stars that he has brought in Irom all 
over the country. Villanova is on pace 
to have its fourth straight 2()-win sea- 
son for only the second lime in the 
history of the program. 

Lappas has brought the school its 
first Big Last Tournament Title, an 
NTT Championship, a continuous na- 
tional ranking and what will soon be 
our third straight NCAA Tournament 
appearance. This isn't good enough 
for some of the so-called fans here 
however, because they say none of the 
great moments we've witnes,sed over 
the past three years mean anything 
because we have only one win in two 
NCAA appearances. 

Villanova has a talented team, but 
one packed with a great deal of youth 
They are not always a winning team, 
but they are trying to find themselves. 
When they do, it will be these same 
bandwagon fans jumping back on the 
wagon as if they had never left 

.Jonathan Gust 
Class of 1997 

To the Editor: 

Twi) years ago, students at this 
very University were upset because 
of the distribution of basketbafl tick- 
ets was believed to be unfair. The 
school made some changes in distri- 
bution and venues for big games to 
help the students get tickets. The 
men's team has increased their com- 
petitiveness each year and have re- 
mained in the Top 25 in the nation 
for the past two seasons. 

Villanova basketball is gaining na- 
tional respect yet we have no fans. At 
Sunday's Notre Dame game, no more 
than one thousand students were in 
attendance down at the Corestates 
Center. Yes the team has been strug- 
gling in the weeks, but we're not 
a superficial crowd that only likes a 
winner, or are we? 

The pa,st two ticket lotteries have 
drawn sub par crowds with the U 
game not even drawing six hundred 
people If anyone doesn't know, it is 
the home game of the year. Our 
team is not as bad as you may per- 
ceive. We are still in the top 25 and 
are contending for the number one 
seed in the Big Last Toumament this 
March We have a solid squad with 
the possibility of two first round picks 
in this years' lotterv (MrThomashas 

Team deserves 
more than we give 

To the Editor: 

The men's basketball team and 
their coach arc to be cimimendeil for 
their determination and playing g.imes 
through to the end Despite their score 
the team continues to plav and plav 
hard until the end of the game 

This has not always been the case 
— I have been watching these games 
since 197(1's hope that the stu- 
dent fans will cheer and cheei hard 
until the enil of the season The stu 
dent section seemed awfullv emptv at 
the Noire Dame Game 

GaiJe M. Pohlhaiis, Ph.D. 
Th«-ology and Religious Studies 

said nothing yet!) We have been 
struck with a bad streak but are show- 
ing positive signs of ending the sea- 
son strong. 

Let'it be known that everyone who 
has given up on the team so early, you 
can come back and root for them 
again. Don't act like the Alumni and 
sit through the game. Stand up, cheer 
loud andchanfin support of our team. 
We want you to come out and yell at 
the refs (keep it clean please) and the 
opposing team. Our Wildcats have the 
same chance as any other team in the 
toumament to bring home the trophy. 
And when it happens, let me be the 
first to volunteer my time to polish it 
and show everyone else we are a bas- 
ketball powerhouse. 

So all you students who'd rather 
watch the team on TV, get off your 
rump, walk down to duPont and pick 
up some tickets for our last game 
(They are free). Stop making excuses 
and help the team out. Our coach is 
not the problem, it's our fans! So 
paint your faces blue and white and 
cheer on Villanova come toumament 
time. We give you a ride to the game, 
all you have to do is show up. 

Jamison Hannigan 

Basketball Club Executive 


Anti-Lappas posters stirred up a heated debate 

To the Editor: 

We are writing in response t(j the 
incredible coverage that last week's 
edition of The Villanovan gave to the 
debate over Steve Lappas. Regardless 
of what one thinks of the anonymous 
posting of the "Steve Must Go" signs 
around campus, the posters have ap- 
parently tumed some heads and, in 
some cases, caused a great deal of 

Two weeks ago, Ann Gavaghan's 
column referred to many Villanovans 
as "stupid sheep" who were too will- 
ing to sit on the sidelines and react, 
as opposed to expressing their opin- 
ions in such a way as to bring about a 
change in the status quo. Without 
thinking that the "Steve Must Go" 
signs necessarily would, or should, 
bring about a basketball coaching 
change, we also have new come to 
realize that many students here are too 
quick to accept the policies of 
Villanova, as well as Steve Lappas, 
as ultimate, universal truths. 

In the case of Steve Lappas, here 
is a man who has endured very little 
criticism during his tenure as head 
coach. One could certainly see this as 

justifiable due to the fact that the team 
has enjoyed tremendous regular sea- 
son success over the past three sea- 

Yet with this tremendous talent 
base, the team has won just one 
NCAA tournament game under 
Lappas' watch. Why is it that our tal- 
ented teams seem to deflate each year? 
The answer lies directly with the 
coaching staff. Our past two tourna- 
ment defeats were a direct result of 
poor substitution patterns and the lack 
of fundamental rebounding skills. 
While the Cats rebounding has im- 
proved slightly this year, it is due only 
to the height advantage of our front- 
line players. Losses to Kentucky and 
Providence this season were examples 
of how positioning and boxing out are 
usually better ways of getting re- 
bounds than simply trying to jump 
through the roof. 

Kentucky Coach Rick Pitino 
called Villanova "probably the second 
most talented team in the country." 
By looking at the depth of our lineup 
and considering that the Cats start 
three probable NBA first-round picks, 
he may well be correct Yet we are 
looking at a probable five or six seed 


in the NCAA tournament due in large 
part to our coaching, or lack thereof. 

A good coach motivates his team 
for every game, whether it be a top- 
ranked team or a non-conference 

So will the "Steve Must Go" signs 
really have much of an effect on the 
coaching situation? Probably not 
The fact of the matter is, there are 
probably a great number of people 
who are disappointed with Steve 
Lappas and this year's team, and the 
signs are simply an expression of that 
sentiment. If someone at Penn State 
made a similar poster concerning 
coaching legend Joe Paterno, one 
could probably attribute the actions 
to having too much to drink. But the 
fact that the "Steve Must Go" posters 
have stirred up a heated debate among 
students and columnists alike shows 
that the inadequecies of Coach Steve 
Lappas are beginning to weigh on the 
minds of many 

Brian Carroll 
Class of 1998 

Leo Caporale 
Class of 1998 

**Aii evening with Langston and Martin" 

Together they bring to life the words and 

wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr. and 

Langston Hughes 

Thursday, February 27 

8 p.m. in the Villanoya Room 

$3 students / $5 public 

sponsored by: 

Danny Glover 

Felix Justice 

February 21. 1997 


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Editor offends Chris and Bob 

To the Fklitor: 

On Feb. IH, we, Robert J 
ianozzi and Christopher Michael 
Kazarian, were called in to com- 
ment on the success of the show, 
"Singled Out," which we hosted 
last Thursday. During this inter- 
view, we praised CAT for their 
hard work, diligence and hospital- 
ity they extended to both of us. At 
the conclusion of this interview, 
however, James Donio, executive 
editor on The Villanovan staff, 
brought the subject of politics into 
the picture. 

As we are considering a pos- 
sible run at a political office in 
SGA, we are not allowed to com- 
ment on any ideas concerning our 
political platform as stipulated in 
the election process. 

Big Jim, however, did not 
know this, or seemed to forget this 
matter. Lest any of you forget, Jim 
Don'tknow was Ann Gavaghan's 

running mate in last year's elec- 
tion. And what happened to Jim? 
He lost. We are guessing he may 
not have known the election rules, 
as he showed us on Tuesday. 

A second point we would like 
to bring up is Jim's allegation that 
we can not be taken seriously. 
Well, judging from our grades, as 
compared to Jim's, and the differ- 
ent organizations we have been a 
part of, there is a serious side to 

Granted, we do like to wear 
velvet, furs and Speedos, but at 
least we are color coordinated, 
Jim. We are not asking for Jim to 
approve us, but we are asking for 
Jim Don'tknow to at least give us 
a fair chance. 

Robert J. Ianozzi 
Class of 1998 

Christopher Michael 


Class of 1998 

Legalizing drugs is the answer to 
many of the nation's problems 


Drug abuse is a problem that ef- 
fects us all. It's that plain and simple 
People say that something must be 
done to stop this most horrible viola- 
tion of the social norms and regula- 
tions of today's society. Many believe 
that drugs are ruining this country, so 
more programs and laws are neces- 
sary to stop this "weed" from spread- 
ing in today's beautiful, societal rose 
garden. However, when too much 
pesticide is used to rid the garden of 
weeds, the roses suffer also. 

The government is doing all it pos- 
sibly can to stop drugs from running 
rampant throughout the "land of the 
free." In fact, it is doing too much. 
There are various laws, agencies and 
funds used to put an end to this most 
deadly of societal sins. Through all 
this hard work and exorbitant pro- 
grams, the government has managed 
only to witness the drug problem in- 
crease. According to the Houston 
Chronicle, "Worldwide cocaine sei- 
zures declined by 20 percent from 
1991 to 1994. 

Although enforcement officials 
confiscated around 275 tons, that 
amount is less than a third of the total 
cocaine produced each year by Bo- 
livia, Peru, and Columbia." tvery 
strategy and tactic in the btK)k has 
been tried in the "war on drugs" with 
minimal results. Therefore, I propose 
to the government that we legalize 

I do believe that the legalization 
of drugs would solve many problems. 
Amsterdam, where the use and distri- 
bution of marijuana is legal, is a per- 
fect example of this idea. 

Last week's issue of The 
Villanovan stated that "In Amsterdam 
. . . there is less marijuana abuse than 
in the United States." That fact alone 
should open some eyes to the merits 
of legalizing drugs. Also, Mike Royko 
of the Chicago Tribune said "... if 
the most profitable drugs were legal- 
ized and controlled-like booze and 
gambling-the illegal profits would 
shrink, the motives for many drug 
crimes would disappear and we would 
not be wasting so much prison space 
and money . . ." 

The government could actually 
make the money that the drug dealers 
would have been making and put it 
to use in the economy, as is done in 
Amsterdam. The government could 
control the distribution of drugs and 
eventually help people to free them- 
selves of an awful addiction. The 
heavy anti-drug campaigns of the 
19S0s could be returned to main 
stream audiences. 

Various taxes could be placed on 
drugs and the money received from 
these taxes could be used to help treat 
drug abusers. The government would 
also have the power to issue clean 
hypodermic syringes thus preventing 
the spread of disease. 

The drug policy of this country 
needs a change. Hernan Cubillos, 
former foreign minister of Chile said, 
"... the U.S. should either stop drug 
consumption with Singapore-style 
punishments, or legalize it Lither 
would destroy the drug lords What 
the U. S. is now doing empowers 

Legalization of drugs is the policy 
that must be followed. 

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Feb. 22 

Arab Party 

Hafla, an Arab party will take 
place on Feb 22 at S p in in the Belle 
Air Terrace. The event will include a 
professional Middle Eastern bantl 
from New York City, authentic 
Middle liastern cuisine, a belly dancer 
and other student performances. Gen- 
eral admission is $ 12, and $6 for stu- 
dents with l.D. For tickets and infor- 
mation, please call either Christine at 
293-7522 or Faahud at 581-2368. 

Alumni Retreat 

Villanova's Campus Ministry and 
alumni have designed an alumni re- 
treat around the theme, "(jrowing in 
Faith in a Busy World." The retreat 
will be held at the Rosemont Spiri- 
tual Center on the ground's of the 
Cornelia Connelly Center at 
Rosemont College's campus on Feb. 
22 The day will begin at 10 a.m. and 
the fee is $10 per person For more 
intormation, contact Campus 
Ministry's Linda Jaczynski, 519- 

Feb. 24 

Exam Prep 

I)r Reilly will offer an Exam Prep 
and lest faking Workshop on Feb. 
24 from 3.3()-4:2() p.m in the Coun- 
seling Center, Corr Hall Room 106 
The workshop is free and no sign-up 
is necessary 

Feb. 25 


On Feb. 25, the Financial Manage- 
ment Association will present Denise 
Krisko, an Fqiiily Trader for the Van 
guard 5(M) Index Fund. Free pizza and 
soda will be available and dues will 
be collected. New members are wel 

Feb. 26 

Balloon Day '97 

A contest IS being held for the de- 
sign of .1 I shirt in which the winner 
will have his or her T-shirt sold on 
Balloon Day Balloon Day is a spring 
mini carnival that many students take 
part in to benefit a local charity For 
the contest, design a T-shirt with a 
maximum of four colors including the 
words 'Balloon Day '97" Fntries 
must be in by Fxb 26 by 4 p m and 
dropped off at the Campus Ministry 
Office in St Ritas Mall Winner will 
receive $2S and a F shirt 

Feb. 27 

Supplies Needed 

Habitat for Humanity--Almost 
Heaven, West Virginia site is in great 
need of hammers, chalk lines, claws 
(cats) and squares. If you can donate 
any of these items, drop them 
off in the Project Sunshine Office at 
Vasey Hall Room 5 There is a stu- 
dent Habitat trip going to West Vir- 
ginia that will take the items there 
Drop-off deadline is Feb. 27. 

spouses. It will take place June 22-2S 
in Brooklyn, NY, where our group 
will renovate two buildings at Holy 
Name Parish in Prospect Park I'hirty 
Villanovans will participate in this 
historic trip. For more information, 
contact Barbara Haenn in Campus 
Ministry at x94479. 

Summer Service Trip 

In its ninth year. Good Works '97 
will again offer a two week opportu- 
nity to serve the poor in Appalachia 
from May 19 through June 1. The sites 
are in Kentucky, and are sponsored 
by the Sisters of St. Joseph. For more 
information, write G(X)d Works '97, 
1901 Germantown Ave., Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 191 18. Completed applica- 
tions are due March 17. This program 
fills fast, so if you are interested, 
NOW is the time to apply! 

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Conversations With... 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs 
extends to you an invitation to attend 
another dynamic "Conversations 
With..." information session dealing 
with current topics of interest on 
March 10 at 4 p.m. in the DeLeon 
Room in the Liberal Arts Center. Ber- 
nard H Scales, manager. Diversity 
Education and Development, El. 
Dupont deNemours & Company, will 
be addressing the Villanova commu- 
nity regarding the value of mentoring 
as it relates to the workforce. 

March 13 

Health Fair 

The College of Nursing and SNAP 
are sponsoring Villanova's 19')7 
llealth Fair on March 13, from 10 am 
until 2 p.m., in the Connelly Center 
C^)me out and learn how to stay 
healthy, fit and happy There will be 
tons of free information, free foixi and 
great door prizes. 

March 19 

Science School Forum 

On March 19 at 7 p m . there will 
be a forum for students in the School 
of Sciences to discuss how the reno 
vations to Mendel Hall will affect stu- 
dents. Come out to voice your con- 
cerns and have your questions an- 
swered. All science students are en- 
couraged to attend This event is be- 
ing sponsored by the Student Govern- 
ment Association 


Faculty/ Staff Service 

( ampus Ministry will spon.sor a 
service trip for faculty/ staff and their 

If you are a senior and are consid- 
ering volunteer service to the poor 
after graduation, you should be aware 
that the Americorps program is now 
offering the same educational awards 
to people who serve in the private 
volunteer agencies such as Jesuit Vol- 
unteer Corps, Habitat for Humanity. 
Full time service can yield up to 
$4300 in loan for forgiveness or be 
applied to graduate school opportu- 
nities. For more information, see Bar- 
bara Haenn in Campus Mini.stry. 

Supplies Needed 

The Merida, Mexico service trip 
that will be going to the Yucatan over 
Spring Break is requesting donations 
for certain supplies that are badly 
needed by the Mission. The items are: 
aspirin, Band-Aids, children and adult 
vitamins, broad spectrum anti-biotic 
with current dates on label (all medi- 
cines/ vitamins need to have intact 
seals), pencils and pencil sharpeners, 
paper, rulers scissors. Items may be 
brought to the Sacristy at the 6 p.m. 
Sunday Mass, or to the Campus Min- 
istry Office in St. Rita's Hall. Thanks 
to all who will generously donate 

HEC Retreat 

The spring HEC retreat will be 
held on the weekend of March 21- 
23. vStudents as well as faculty and 
staff are invited to participate In this 
experience people whose physical di.s- 
ability puts them at the margins of 
s(x:iety. HEC (Handicapped FLncoun- 
ter Christ) brings both physically dis- 
abled and non-disabled persons to- 
gether to share a common life in an 
atmosphere of Christian community 
If you are interested in attending or 
supporting this effort, call or leave 
your name at Campus Ministry, 519- 

Senior Activities 

This year's Senior Dinner Dance 
will take place on Saturday, April 26 
at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Phila- 
delphia Ticket sales will be held on 
March 24,25 and April 2 and 4 in the 
Radnor Room and on April 3 in the 
Bryn Mawr Room Tuxedo rentals 
will also be available- at this time 
Mark your calendars and get ready for 
a great time! Any seniors interested 
in winning free tickets to the dinner 
dance can design a T-shirt for Senior 
Week Entries must be submitted to 
214 Dougherty Hall by March 17 


Villanova Icminist Coalition 
(VFC) meets at 5 p m. on I'hursdays 
in the Center for Peace and Justice 
Education (basement of Sullivan 
Hall) All female and male students 
interested in addressing i.ssues of gen- 
der and justice arc invited to attend 
For more information, call x94608 

Financial Aid Reminder 

financial Aid applications for the 
1997-98 academic year are available 

111 the Office of Financial Assistance 
and should be picked up as soon as 
possible. Students must complete a 
1997-98 Villanova Universi